Later in the summer, Camden's renowned venue the Roundhouse will be hosting an incredible fundraising concert for disability awareness organization Able2 UK. Set to take place on 20th August, the show will feature the hugely popular songwriter Frank Turner performing a rare (for these days) headlining solo set, while acclaimed Brit-rock songwriter Miles Kane and Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock form the first swell of announcements for this inaugural event.
As well as three of this country's leading songsmiths, organizer and Able 2 UK founder Howard Thorpe has promised 'mystery guests' as well as promotional events designed to increase awareness of disabilities and, most importantly, raise much-needed funds for venues and promoters across the UK wanting to improve their disabled facilities. It should be noted that the Roundhouse has been chosen for its excellent disabled access and facilities. Thorpe explains:
"Having cerebral palsy myself , it saddens me that to date I can not name any live music event dedicated to disability. Disabled people still face discrimination albeit offending remarks in public or, even worse, those who do not understand the vast achievements most disabled people are capable of. There is also a lack of accessible requirements at many live music events. Funding from the ABLE2 concert will go towards improving the facilities to improve disabled access, not only for wheelchair users, but for the deaf, blind and those with co-ordination barriers."
Tickets for the evening are available via us from 9am on Friday 29th June and will cost just £30. London fans of Frank Turner should note that your hero doesn't currently have another show booked in the capital, which makes this worthy gig a bit of an exclusive!
As soon as that mystery guest is announced, we'll let you know - meanwhile, it might be worth scurrying for tickets pretty sharpish as this is expected to sell quickly.
If you cannot make it to the show, why not donate to Able2 UK by following the link or by reading Howard's full statement about the concert and much more: www.able2uk.com