20 January 2021
Liam Gallagher, DMC, Beverley Knight, James and Amy Macdonald have joined Sam Smith, Blossoms, Newton Faulkner and more to support #MusicFeeds, the virtual music event not to be missed.
“As we battle through the third national lockdown, our staff and volunteers continue to work under challenging circumstances to get vital food supplies out to communities in need. This exciting virtual music festival serves as the perfect opportunity to bring fans across the world together - and all for a brilliant cause, which has never been more needed. Every ticket bought really will make a difference, helping FareShare continue to get food to those who need it most this winter.”
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive
The two-day virtual festival, Music Feeds, has been organised by food partner retailer Co-op and Everybody Belongs Here, the promoter working to do good in the entertainment industry.
Liam Gallagher, DMC, Beverley Knight, James and Amy Macdonald will join more than 40 international artists to raise vital funds to help fight food poverty, as well as help struggling music acts and entertainment industry workers.
Music Feeds will run over two nights on 28 and 29 January 2021, with all net profits being donated to the three charities - FareShare, Help Musicians and Stagehand.
Co-op is one of the UK retailers working with FareShare to help reduce food waste and raise awareness of food poverty.
Co-op is also a member of Marcus Rashford's Child Food Poverty Taskforce, with Marcus joining FareShare employees and volunteers in Co-op's summer campaign last year, when the footballer starred in the retailer’s TV advert which helped raise funds for FareShare.
Jo Whitfield, CEO, Co-op Food, said: “Hunger knows no borders, and neither should our response. All year round, Co-op works to tackle food hunger and we’re thrilled to be uniting with outstanding musicians from across the world to turn up the volume on the issue. The pandemic has brought a sharper focus on issues such as food poverty and many in the music industry have seen their livelihoods disappear overnight because of lockdown restrictions. It’s right that we should lend our support and co-operate with musicians to raise awareness and raise funds for such vital causes.”
Music industry veteran, and James band member, Saul Davies, is the creative powerhouse behind Music Feeds. Saul said: “At Music Feeds you’ll get never-seen performances from leading artists, uncover new bands, and get up-close and personal with interviews. The festival will be broadcast to your Smart TV and devices over two nights, and festival goers can even join the sofa mosh-pit via the simultaneous Twitter listening party. Additional artists who have been unable to perform have donated unique items for the companions Music Feed charity auction.
“With a single £15 ticket giving access to both nights, the festival is priced to allow as many people as possible to support the causes. There is also the option for festival goers to donate more. We are grateful to our ticketing partner DICE, who have significantly reduced their charges to only recover their costs. So, if you want to take positive action to end hunger, buy a ticket for yourself, buy one for a friend or donate one to charity, but please help by buying a ticket at MusicFeeds.org.”
Presented by Sarah Gosling, BBC music radio presenter, Music Feeds will take place during the evenings of 28th and 29th January 2021, with a single £15 ticket giving access to both nights.