On 20 September, 2017 1000 muscians came together to perform 300 gigs at secret venues in cities across 60 countries – from DC to London, from Birmingham to Bangalore, and beyond – to shine a light on the plight of refugees. This global festival was called Give A Home, organised in association with Sofar Sounds.
The message was simple: everyone has the right to a home and world leaders need to do more and to do better to offer sanctuary and security to the 20+ million individuals currently displaced from their homes – because of circumstances out of their control, such as war and persecution.
The gigs were attended by lucky ticket winners who got to see their favourite artists performing up close and personal (Ed Sheeran in a front room in DC, anyone?). Check out Give A Home tweets and photos shared from all over the world.
The line-up included luminaries like Ed Sheeran, Jessie Ware, Hot Chip, Rudimental, The National, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Reem Kelani, Kefaya, The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Jorja Smith, Gregory Porter and many more.
— Hozier (@Hozier) September 21, 2017
— The National (@TheNational) September 20, 2017
— Gregory Porter (@GregoryPorter) September 20, 2017
For those of you unable to secure tickets for this event, Jessie Ware live streamed her set for your viewing pleasure.
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