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The Hope Fest

Posted on the 29 July 2015 by Mike Lindley @fruitbatwalton

The Hope Fest
Last year Ralph was pleased to be able to report on the very first HopeFest in Liverpool which supported the homeless by putting on a unique no-fee multi-gig festival of music over three days. Well this year it's back and it's bigger and better than ever.

The HopeFest idea is the brainchild of local musician Anna Grace Henney where the music venue admission wristbands can obtained by providing a 'HopePack' containing essential items for the area's homeless.

The HopeFest runs from the 18th to the 20th of September in fifteen different venues with a plethora of local musical talent and your 'HopePack' wristband will gain you entry to as many of the gigs as you can manage.

The Hope FestThe line-up includes Ralph's Top Picks Steve Thompson and The Incidents, The Jackobins, The Mono LPs and Go Fiasco but that's just naming a (very) few. The full line-up will be announced on August 15th.

It's an outstanding event for an extremely worthy cause and one which deserves our support as throughout the festival they will also be running training and development programmes for homeless people to help them gain workplace experience.

The Hope Fest

Go Fiasco

The items in the 'HopePack' will be distributed between the homeless shelters in Liverpool such as The Whitechapel Centre, The Basement Advisory Centre and Liverpool YMCA and passed onto their service users

A 'HopePack' must contain FIVE or more of the following items:

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Steve Thompson and The Incidents

- Jumper/hoodie (can be second hand but must be in good condition. Smaller sizes preferred)- Multipack of socks (must be new)- Multipack of underwear i.e. boxer shorts or knickers (must be new)- Toothbrush- Toothpaste

The Hope Fest

The Jackobins

- Multipack of bars of soap- Bottle of shower gel- Pack of tampons/towels- A Merseytravel Save-away travel card.- Mullti-pack of Disposable Razors (mens or womens)- Carton of UHT Milk- Multipack of non-perishable food (such as pasta, tinned foods etc.)

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The Mono LPs

Alternatively, for a weekend wristband you can donate a voucher to the value of £15 from one of the major supermarkets (Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys).

There will also be one day/one venue ticket options over the festival weekend.


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