Friendly Fires, Billy Bragg & Zane Lowe added to bill for Able2UK concert

Tina Hart

The performers join previously announced acts including Frank Turner, Miles Kane and Steve Craddock for the Camden Roundhouse event.

Further guests are to be announced.

The inaugural Able2UK Concert for disabled awareness is organised by Howard Thorpe, promoted by Metropolis Music and Coda Agency and all profits from tickets sales will go to the Able2UK organisation.

Howard Thorpe, Able2UK founder said: "To have such a line-up of this calibre is a dream come true and will be the perfect way to launch what I hope will become an annual event promoting disabled awareness."

Oscar-nominated actor and producer Mark Walhberg has commissioned the special film piece below, to draw attention to close friend Howard Thorpe’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds for this cause.



Money raised from the concert itself will go towards music promoters and venues across the UK improving their faculties for those with disabilities. It will create a brand new Able2UK Area which will replace the standard disabled viewing platforms at UK festivals for those in wheelchairs.

The profits raised will help those who require special seating arrangements, hearing loops and an easier way to purchase refreshments at live events, as well as protection from the sun (such as visors and hats) and cold weather (such as extra blankets) if required. This is not only for wheelchair users, but for the deaf, blind and those with co-ordination barriers.


Tags: charity, Able2UK, friendly fires, billy bragg, zane lowe

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