Chart topping trio Years & Years are performing at Islington’s Union Chapel in support of homelessness charity, Shelter, which will include one-off collaborations and some very special guests, all in aid of raising money to help those fighting bad housing and homelessness this Christmas.
“We’re linking up with Shelter for the first time and putting on a cute intimate performance to help mark their 50th anniversary,” said frontman, Olly Alexander. “We’re hoping our fans will come see us and show support for Shelter’s amazing work. It’s going to be a special night.
“No child should have to face homelessness at any time, let alone Christmas. As a band, we’re well aware of the incredible work that Shelter does, and we’re very, very happy to be able to do our part to help them make sure no-one is left to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.”
The charity’s advisers work every day of the year, and that includes Christmas Day, which this year will see the most people in need since 2007.
“This is a fantastic way to help Shelter this Christmas, and enjoy an exclusive performance from Years and Years – who we’re thrilled to have supporting us for the first time,” said Campbell Robb, Shelter’s chief executive. “News of the devastating rise in homeless children will bring heartache to millions of people across Britain. But the sad fact is, fifty years since Shelter was founded, too many families still need our help.
“Every penny raised from this very special acoustic gig will help Shelter to continue to be there for the thousands of families facing homelessness this Christmas.”
The gig takes place on 12th December, and you can grab a ticket (priced at £30 – all of which goes to Shelter) via a ballot which you can enter here. It closes at 12pm today with successful applicants being notified from 2nd December.