The National, Local Natives, 1,000 more to perform in-home concerts for refugee awareness

Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds will host intimate concerts in 60 cities


    Photos by ​Ben Kaye and Killian Young

    In order to increase awareness and raise funds for the ongoing refugee crisis, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced a new benefit concert event called Give a Home. Set to take place on September 20th, the plan is for 1,000 musicians to perform intimate, in-home concerts in 60 cities across the world.

    Artists so far confirmed to be participating include The National, Local Natives, Nigel Godrich, Hot Chip, Julien Baker, Frightened Rabbit, D∆WN, Billy Bragg, Above & Beyond, Kate Tempest, Jessie Ware, Oh Wonder, Nothing but Thieves, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Naked and Famous, The Staves, and Frank Turner, with many others still to be announced. Each concert will feature two-to-three performances as well as discussions led by local activists.

    To find out who’s playing in your city and to register for tickets, head to Sofar Sounds. Registration is free, though making a donation to Amnesty International is encouraged. Several of these concerts will also be streamed live online via VICE and Facebook.


    “Music and art have always been powerful partners to the cause of justice because they share an ability to stir something deep within us,” secretary general of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said in a statement (via Billboard). “They help us to look beyond borders and see what unites us. The shows will be an opportunity to reflect on our shared humanity and strengthen our resolve to tackle this unprecedented humanitarian challenge.”

    Here’s a full list of the announced acts so far:

    Above & Beyond
    Bad Suns
    Band of Skulls
    Benjamin Francis Leftwich
    Billy Bragg
    Cosmo Sheldrake
    David Arnold and Michael Price
    David Wrench (DJ Set)
    Eliza & The Bear
    Fenech Soler
    Flyte (DJ Set)
    Frank Turner
    Frightened Rabbit
    Gorgon City
    Gregory Porter
    Hot Chip
    Hudson Taylor
    Indian Ocean
    Jack Garratt
    James Morrison
    Jessie Ware
    JP Cooper
    Julien Baker
    Kate Tempest
    Kevin Ross
    Kiah Victoria
    KT Tunstall
    Lewis Watson
    Lianne La Havas
    Local Natives
    Matthew Herbert (DJ Set)
    Megan Washington
    Nadine Shah
    Nigel Godrich (DJ Set)
    Nina Nesbitt
    Nothing but Thieves
    Oh Wonder
    Paper Route
    Phoebe Ryan
    Public Service Broadcasting
    Reverend And The Makers
    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Sampa the Great
    SK Shlomo
    Suli Breaks
    The Fratellis
    The Griswolds
    The Jezabels
    The Naked and Famous
    The National
    The Staves
    Tokio Myers
    Wild Beasts
    William Fitzsimmons
    Zero 7 (DJ Set)

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