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Gig to fight homelessness to take place on the Flag Market

Posted on - 27th September, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Music, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A view of the Flag Market in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
A view of the Flag Market in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A gig to help tackle poverty and homelessness in the city is coming to the Flag Market.

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The Big Busk sees a touring stage taken across the North’s cities in conjunction with the Big Issue North and ticket-selling website Skiddle.

The busk bus pulls up in Preston on Saturday 13 October from 2pm to 7pm.

Those performing include alternative pop band Y.O.U.N.G, Bolton-based group Jade Assembly and The K’s.

It’s free to come and watch with a ‘pay-what-you-feel’ approach taken with proceeds going to the Big Issue North Trust.

The gigs also see signed merchandise and guest list places for The Courteeners given away.

Read more: Fight against rough sleeping in Preston receives funding boost

Co-founder and director of Preston-based Skiddle Ben Sebborn said: “We are delighted to launch this partnership with Big Issue North and are incredibly excited that The Big Busk will be ending this tour of Northern cities in our hometown of Preston.

“As a local organisation, it is important for us to use the tools at our disposal to offer affordable, vibrant entertainment and we sincerely hope everyone jumps on
board and gets involved in what promises to be a fantastic day of fundraising for a brilliant local cause.”

The Big Busk is also due to visit Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool.

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Fundraising manager at Big Issue North Trust George Wright said: “All Street Noise events have one simple aim – to raise money for Big Issue North Trust, and change the lives of the people who sell Big Issue North magazine on the streets of the North. We’ve always been a champion of great music – especially from the North. Through Street Noise, we’re able to offer a platform for artists, and all for a great cause.

“It’s a huge boost to be able to partner with Skiddle, and use their knowhow and experience in offering great entertainment – and their bus! We’re so excited to see some great artists taking to the bus to change the lives of people who really need it.”

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