Blossoms to headline virtual festival raising money to fight food poverty
Two nights of tunes for a worthy cause.
Stockport band Blossoms are set to headline the online festival Music Feeds – which hopes to raise money to fight against food poverty in the UK.
On 28 and 29 January, artists from all over the country will perform virtually for two evenings of fundraising.
Anyone with a valid ticket can gain access to the exclusive link from 8pm on both nights.
Ticket proceeds for Music Feeds will be shared by three charities, with 70% of the funds going to FareShare which will help supply 2.5 million meals to those in need.
A further 20% of the proceeds will go to Stagehand, whilst the remaining 10% will be sent to Help Musicians. Both charities have been supporting the music industry after it came to standstill due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions.
Co-op has also donated £1million in support of the event. This sum will also be shared among the three charities. The food retailer has already been a large supporter of the good work that FairShare do. Last year, they donated £1.5million worth of their stock to the charity.
Jo Whitfield, CEO of Co-op Food, said: “Hunger knows no borders, and neither should our response. All year round, Co-op works to tackle food hunger and we’re thrilled to be uniting with outstanding musicians from across the world to turn up the volume on the issue.
“The pandemic has brought a sharper focus on issues such as food poverty and many in the music industry have seen their livelihoods disappear overnight because of lockdown restrictions. It’s right that we should lend our support and co-operate with musicians to raise awareness and raise funds for such vital causes.”
As well buying tickets for Music Feeds festival, viewers can also go the extra mile by donating money direct to the event.
Joining Blossoms will be more than 40 artists performing over the two nights. The lineup features Sam Smith, Fontaine’s D.C., Charlotte Church and fellow Manchester band The Slow Readers Club.
Grab your tickets on Dice now.