By Ewan Wilkie
Youth Music, a national charity that focuses on music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances, has announced a fundraising gig with a headline performance from I Like Trains.
The event is part of Youth Music’s fundraising initiative Give a Gig, in which musicians support the charity’s work by putting on live music events.
The concert will take place at London’s Bush Hall on Monday, September 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available now from StubHub and Music Glue for £10 with booking fee. All proceeds go directly to Give a Gig.
The gig is supported by StubHub, which selected Youth Music as its first official UK music charity partner.
“Funds raised through Give a Gig events help us bring music-making opportunities to young people facing exceptionally difficult challenges including disability, poverty, refugee status or living in care,” said Matt Griffiths, CEO of Youth Music. “We’re hugely grateful to I Like Trains and StubHub for their support of our work, and we can’t wait for the gig!”
“As a company, StubHub is committed to ensuring future generations of musicians, particularly those in underserved communities, have access to music education,” added Estanis Martin de Nicolas, international general manager of StubHub. “That is why we are delighted to expand our long-standing commitment to this cause by partnering with Youth Music and supporting its novel Give a Gig campaign.”
“We’re delighted to be supporting the Give a Gig initiative,” commetnted David Martin of I Like Trains “These are increasingly difficult times, and we strongly believe music can be a force for good. Since the ‘50’, music has afforded the youth a strong voice, which has defined generations. Right now, it feels more important than ever that we ensure the next generation is heard above all the noise.”