A CHARITY concert to highlight the plight of homeless and vulnerable people will be held at the city’s Marrs Barr.
Musicians Against Homelessness will see a mixture of local and established artists take to the stage at the popular Worcester venue on Friday from 7pm to 11.30pm.
The gig will support Crisis, a charity helping homeless and vulnerable people, and form part of a national campaign organised by Alan McGee, owner of Creation Records and manager of such major acts as Oasis and Primal Scream.
Among those taking to the stage are Bristol punk rock legend Rita Lynch, Vinny Peculiar, Ian Passey aka The Humdrum Express, Thousand Mountain, Lost Tiger to the Wild and nth cave.
Vinny Peculiar and Ian Passey are well-established members of the Worcestershire music community, touring and recording nationally and internationally for many years.
Vinny has recently been awarded a blue plaque for his work with the iconic Salford Lads Club, the legendary Manchester venue which has links to The Smiths, the Stone Roses and Oasis.
nth cave were recently debuted on BBC 6 Music by Steve Lamacq.
Both nth cave and Lost Tiger were formed at Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester, while Thousand Mountain were formed in Birmingham, but maintain close ties with Worcester with regular city gigs. Organisers are volunteering their time to put the evening together and all artists have waived their fees so all donations from the event will be passed to Crisis.
One of the organisers Malicia Dabrowicz said: “Many establishments across the city are joining us by putting posters in their shops, young people are sharing the event on social media and expressing their interest in town affairs.
“Worcester has seen its share of homelessness and there is willingness to change the tide. I think music is a very important part of every city’s business and culture – from busking to recording artists, from music venues to radio stations, from technical personnel to music production and recording studios.
“Worcester has so much to offer, but its music side is not always visible,” she said.
Tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door. They are available from wegottickets.com/event/413506
Visit marrsbar.co.uk/events/musicians-against-homelessness-2 for more information.