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DHP festival raises £100k for homeless

4 February 2018
George Akins

A NEW multi-venue festival, organised by promoter DHP Family in Nottingham, has raised more than £100,000 for homeless charity Framework.


The one-day event featured performances from 80 acts including Sleaford Mods, Ferocious Dog and The Invisible Orchestra, at DHP-owned venues, including Rock City (cap. 1,900), Rescue Rooms (450) and The Bodega (250) on 28 January.


“Everyone involved has worked so hard these past few months to deliver a meaningful event to raise awareness and money for a serious issue that we can’t ignore,” says DHP director George Akins. “The whole of the Nottingham music scene really came together to make a difference.”


A large share of the fundraising came through ticket sales and bar proceeds with £46,000 raised, while DHP donated £30,000 and a number of acts donated profits from merchandise sales.


Due to its success, DHP say the festival will become an annual event and will take place on 27 January next year. The company, which owns Thekla in Bristol, also donated £5,000 to homeless charity Caring in the city.

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