Kiwi acts join lineup for Amnesty International's Give a Home concert

Friday 11 August 2017

Kiwi acts join lineup for Amnesty International's Give a Home concert

Music icons Theia, Ciaran McMeeken, Estère and Opal House are joining a lineup of 1000 musicians playing intimate shows in the first-of-its-kind concert series called Give a Home.

Give a Home is bringing established and emerging artists together with refugees and local communities at over 300 shows in more than 60 countries across the globe. Kiwi acts Broods and The Naked and Famous are also performing in Los Angeles whilst Theia and Ciaran McMeeken will perform in Auckland. Estère and Opal House are set to perform in Wellington. 

Other artists confirmed include Ed Sheeran, The National, Jessie Ware, Gregory Porter, Kate Tempest, Grouplove, Rudimental, Band of Skulls, Hot Chip, Morcheeba, KT Tunstall, Lianne La Havas, Public Service Broadcasting and Frightened Rabbit.

The series is a collaboration between Amnesty International, the world's largest human rights organisation, and Sofar Sounds, a London-based company that specialises in throwing secret concerts in people's homes all over the world.

"I'm so blessed to be a part of Give A Home with so many fabulous artists, giving support from around the world", says Theia. "If we can help raise awareness, and unify and welcome people into our homes, we are showing that we are all equal and that being safe and having somewhere to call your own is a human right - not a privilege."

Artists will have a whole-day performance to serve its purpose of uniting people in welcoming refugees. The funds raised by the project will support Amnesty International's work in documenting human rights abuses and violations against refugees and pushing governments to find a sustainable solution to the refugee crisis. From the site, people will be able to select their city and the event of their choice to be in with a chance of winning two tickets. They will have the option of making a donation when applying for tickets.

From the site, people will be able to select their city and the event of their choice to be in with a chance of winning two tickets. They will have the option of making a donation when applying for tickets.