Bastille and Jake Bugg to headline Crisis Presents gig

  • 8 November 2013
  • From the section Music
Bastille
Bastille performed on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading and Leeds 2013

Bastille, Jake Bugg and AlunaGeorge have been named as the headline acts for next month's Crisis Presents charity show.

They'll be joined by other special guests at London's Eventim Apollo on 20 December in aid of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.

Proceeds will go towards the charity's Crisis at Christmas project and its other UK services.

Musicians who are part of the charity's music classes will also perform.

Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg was nominated for 2013's Mercury Prize Award for his debut album

Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy said: "We have some of the best British musical talent lined up for this year's Crisis Presents and would like to thank all the artists, including our own from Crisis, for making it happen.

"At a time of rising homelessness, events like this are so important."

According to Crisis, between 2012 and 2013 there were 113,260 households in England who registered as homeless with their local council, an 11% increase over two years.

AlunaGeorge

They also say rough sleeping numbers in England have risen 31% in two years. In London, where rough sleeping is at its highest, 6,437 people slept rough last year.

Artists who have played previous Christmas gigs for Crisis include Paul Weller, Emeli Sande, Tim Minchin, Miles Kane and Graham Coxon.

Tickets for Crisis Presents go on sale at 9am on Friday 8 November.

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