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Beats For Beds Festival Raises Money For Homeless

Having partnered with Shelter in the UK, Beats For Beds will host three UK club shows in London, Leeds and Manchester to raise money for homeless people.

As this is a global event, Beats For Beds have enlisted the help of fellow charity initiatives in Scotland, Australia, Canada, USA and Amsterdam, who will raise further funds with ticketed events for the equivalent charities in their countries.

The events will span all time zones for three consecutive days, with everyone involved in the projects working for free.

In the UK alone, there are an estimated 280,000 people without a home, with the run up to Christmas being one of the hardest times of year for those affected. This is where Beats For Beds aims to help.

The non-stop global stream and ticketed club events aim to raise as much money as possible to help those in need around Christmas.

The three UK-based events will take place across Manchester’s The Carlton Club on December 17, London’s Werkhaus on December 18, and Leeds’ Belgrave Music Hall on December 18.

Man Power & PBR Streetgang will head up Leed’s event along with ACR Soundsystem & Clandestino. Friendly Fires (DJ) Dombrance and Justin Robertson will headline London’s event, with Mr Scruff leading Manchester’s event.

“As a society we should make sure we look after the most unfortunate,” said Edward Tomlinson, founder of Beats For Beds.

“It's wrong to have billionaires blasting into space for kicks yet there are an estimated 150 million people without a home globally. Beats for Beds wants to help raise awareness and much needed funds for homeless charities around the world. Please help us by buying a ticket to one of the events local to you. We have some incredible DJs committed to the cause, and are giving their time for free. The entry price is effectively a donation to charity, not a ticket cost, so if you're only heading out to party once this December, make it Beats For Beds – helping the homeless while having fun!”

For those that can’t attend in person, the global event will be streaming live via Mixcloud in a continuous stream from midday Friday 17 to midnight Sunday 19, where people can watch, listen, dance and donate.

Australia's event will be headlined by Stockholm Syndrome in Melbourne and will be raising funds for Launch Housing. The Canadian event will be headlined by Robert E Livingood in British Columbia and will be raising funds for Ankors.