Preview: Beat The Streets

Words: Michael O'Donohoe
Photos: Beat The Streets
Friday 23 December 2022
reading time: min, words

It’s not like you lot need an excuse to party, but how does partying for a cause sound? Specifically, helping Framework Housing Association improve the lives of homeless people…


Now in its fifth year, 2023’s Beat the Streets will feature dozens of artists playing five Nottingham venues on Sunday 29th January.

The range of talent on offer includes Nottingham alt-country/grunge foursome Divorce, ALT BLK ERA, a duo who blend nu metal, rap, punk, and electronic music, and the preposterously talented JERUB, whose soulful lyrics must be heard to be believed.

While it must surely be described as a disgrace that anyone must go without shelter in the fifth richest country on Earth (or anywhere else for that matter), the causes of homelessness are complex.

So, it’s appropriate that money raised from previous incarnations of Beat the Streets has helped with everything from keeping the Sneinton Hermitage shelter open and employing mental health support workers.

To see the full range of what Framework does, check out their website here.

So, if you feel like having a good time and helping a good cause, pop down and help Beat the Streets to…well, beat the streets!

Beat the Streets is taking place on 29 January 2023 at Rock City, Rescue Rooms, the Bodega, Stealth and Rough Trade

Tickets are available here

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