Beat The Streets returns to Nottingham on 28th January 2024, and more than 30 artists have now been announced for the city centre festival. Once again, the line-up centres local talent from across the East-Midlands, something that has become a staple of the event. Performing across the day will be some of the most exciting emerging and established artists on the Nottingham scene, including Alfie Sharp, Chloe Rodgers, Girlband, Panchiko, ROB.GREEN, THePETEBOX, and many more. The festival will take place across major venues in the city centre including Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and Bodega, with all proceeds from tickets, bar, and merch going directly to Framework.
Other artists performing at Beat The Streets 2024 will be: 2079, 94 gunships, Airport Dad, Amy Palmer, bexx, Bloodworm, Bored Marsh, Cam Mannix, Chloe Rodgers, CJ’s Mirra Maze, Cost of Loving, Davoli, Dusty 4 Track, Guest Singer, Kai-Otee, Lois, Midnight Rodeo, OTALA, PASTE., Penny Moon, Rad Pitt, Serena Jasmine, Set in Motion, Sharp Class, The
Launched in 2018, Beat The Streets has brought the music community in Nottingham together annually to raise awareness of and funds for a vital cause; providing a stellar day of live music in the process. The five successful events over the past five years have seen over £400,000 raised for Framework as concert-goers flocked to see incredible performances from the likes of Sleaford Mods, Jake Bugg, Saint Raymond, Evil Scarecrow, Ferocious Dog & Divorce, with all proceeds across ticket, bar & merchandise sales donated to the homelessness charity.
The funds raised by Beat The Streets so far have gone towards keeping the Sneinton Hermitage shelter open all year round; accommodating more than 60 high risk service users; employing two full time mental health workers to provide much needed support to over 1,500 service users with complex needs including substance misuse; supporting the charity & its service users throughout the Covid-19 pandemic; and helping to open Mechanics House, which provides accommodation and resettlement support.
The £89,500 raised at the 2023 event was used to fund the build of a block of eight purpose-built flats in Forest Fields to be named Akins House after DHP directors George and Sean Akins, in recognition of the ongoing support provided by the annual festival. Of the flats, MD George Akins said: “Everyone at DHP Family is very pleased to have been able to raise more vital funds for Framework in 2023. We’re incredibly proud to bring the Nottingham music community together each January for such an important cause, and proud of the support that Beat The Streets has funded. It’s brilliant to see the tangible difference the money raised is making to the lives of vulnerable people in our city, particularly with this year’s contribution going towards a permanent home that’s set to help many people over the coming years.”