Concert To Calais, starting on the 20th of March in London and finishing on the 26th in Calais, will visit four different towns and cities across the country, playing host to a range of local and national acts.
All gigs are free to enter, with attendees being asked to bring along supplies as donations. These will be taken from each venue as the tour progresses, eventually being taken over and distributed in Calais.
We have set up this crowdfunding page to help raise funds for this evet. All money raised will go to funding the tour and getting supplies over to Calais, as well as to Refugee Action, which is doing fantastic work in aiding refugees.
Tom Harvey, organiser of Concert to Calais, said:
"The plight of refugees who have travelled thousands of miles through treacherous conditions, only to be left stranded in camps just across the sea from us is truly heartbreaking. We have seen so many people go out there way to help these people, and so many more have shown them solidarity in what must be a unimaginably difficult situation.
"This is why we set up Concert to Calais, we wanted to demonstrate that we are a nation of individuals who will not stand aside while our fellow human beings suffer. It is a chance to unite through our love of music and humanity and we are truly touched by the offers of support from artists, venues and donors, who have gone above and beyond in helping make this a reality."
Tour dates and locations for Concert to Calais are:
20th March, London, The Dublin Castle
Headline: To be announced
22nd March, Bristol, The Exchange
Peter James Millson
23rd March, Southampton, The Junction Inn
24th March, Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds
Brighton Tubthumper Choir
Anything you can contribute to this cause would be greatly appreciated. If you're a performer, pub, venue, or would like to be involved in Concert to Calais, please don't hesitate to contact us with ideas or offers at: firstname.lastname@example.org; through Twitter: @ConcertToCalais; or through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Concert-to-Calais-1668676886743831/
The quicker we can get you involved, the quicker we can get this underway and help these poor people.