On Sunday January 30th Nottingham was filled with music fans, as venues across the city held the annual Beat the Streets charity festival.
The event saw hundreds attend to see the wide range of more than 50 local artists perform at Rock City, Rescue Rooms and The Bodega throughout the day.
The money raised goes towards combatting homelessness in Nottingham, with all proceeds from merchandise to drink sales at the event all going directly to Framework Housing Association.
Tickets were sold for a minimum donation of £8 and merchandise such as tote bags could be bought at the event for £5.
Funds raised in previous years have made huge impacts to Nottingham communities, such as keeping the Sneinton Hermitage Centre open all year round and employing two mental health nurses to provide support to those in need.
The performances ran from 1:15pm to 10pm, beginning with band The Honeymoon Suit, at Rescue Rooms at 1:15 pm and ending at 10pm, with 94 Gunships at The Bodega – where many bands and fans continued the evening with drinks after the show.
6-piece David Bowie tribute band, Miss Bowie and the New Killer Stars performed at 4:45pm on Rock City’s main stage and saw a great audience turnout.
Lead vocalist and front-woman, Jane Roberts said: “The crowd were fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more.
“It’s such an honour to play on the same stage as Bowie himself but also to share the stage with all of the bands that came after.
“I tried not to expect anything in terms of the crowd with not knowing how many tickets were sold but I was delighted to see it once we were up on stage.
“We are also delighted for Beat the Streets with all the hard work they put into putting on a charity festival like that.
Nottingham has done us proud!”
Band, Concrete Rose was also among the performers at Beat the Streets 2022 and the reggae band with a modern twist had Rock City’s Beta room filled to the brim with a lively crowd.
Drummer, Alex Smith said: “Playing a hometown show is always fun, especially in Nottingham where we have such a diverse and varied music scene.
“The whole city was buzzing, and it was great to see so many familiar faces and to see a room full of people dancing and singing to our music was an amazing feeling, especially in a venue as iconic as Rock City.
“Beat the Streets was great way to showcase our music and hopefully grab a few new fans too – we’d love to return to Beat the Streets in the future.”
Framework organised the event in partnership with DHP Family who organise live events throughout Nottingham including the annual Dot to Dot festival due to take part Sunday May 29th, 2022.
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