Musicians Against Homelessness: Hangar 34, Liverpool

Musicians Against Homelessness

Musicians Against Homelessness

The Liverpool edition of Musicians Against Homelessness hit Hangar 34 at the weekend and Getintothis’ Georgia Flynn was there to snap away with her camera.

Musicians Against Homelessness is a national campaign founded in 2016 by former Oasis guru and Creation boss Alan McGee after he discovered one of his own relatives was sleeping rough.

It aims to organise a series of local gigs around the country, raising funds for homeless charities, Crisis in England and Wales and Simon Community in Northern Ireland.

Cast’s John Power said: “Once you slip beneath the radar, it’s so hard to regain a foothold and so easy to find yourself living rough and becoming another anonymous casualty sleeping on the streets. It’s a massive modern problem and one we can’t just step over and ignore.

“That is why we’re supporting Musician Against Homelessness, to try and highlight the issue through music and try and raise awareness about the situation”.

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The Liverpool edition of MAH saw a 2 day gig at Hangar 34, headlined by Getintothis favourite Xam Volo on Saturday and Space’s Tommy Scott on the Sunday.

Also included on the bill were plenty of names familiar to readers of these pages – The Sundowners, The Boston Shakers, Vryll Society, Thomas Lang, Red Rum Club, The Racket, The Sugarmen and Connie Lush.

And that isn’t to forget the people for whose benefit this gig was arranged. There was a series of talks and performances from those directly affected.

Whether you’re wading your way up Bold Street, or battling through the masses in Liverpool One, homelessness is a clear issue in our city and something we all witness. Gigs like this go some way towards raising awareness of the problem.

Images by Getintothis’ Georgia Flynn