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Jake Bugg to play Meadow Lane

Notts supporter and sponsor to help raise money for Amnesty International with intimate acoustic set

5 September 2017

Club News

Jake Bugg to play Meadow Lane

Notts supporter and sponsor to help raise money for Amnesty International with intimate acoustic set

5 September 2017

Notts County shirt sponsor Jake Bugg will play an intimate acoustic set at Meadow Lane next month in aid of Amnesty International.

The award-winning Clifton musician, whose name will adorn Notts' shirts throughout November as part of their unique sponsorship offering, joins the likes of Ed Sheeran and Frank Turner in performing in the massive global concert series 'Give a Home'.

In conjunction with Sofar Sounds, Bugg, whose fourth studio album 'Hearts That Strain' is out on 1 September, will be performing at Meadow Lane along with other talented local artists on 20 September.

And those who wish to experience this unique opportunity can win two tickets by clicking here and applying before 10 September.

When applying, people will be encouraged to make a donation to support Amnesty International's work in documenting human rights abuses and violations against refugees.

Notts County commercial manager Simon Fotheringham said: "We couldn't be prouder to be selected as a venue for this amazing event. It's well documented that Jake's a huge Notts fan and the prospect of him playing a set here will be as exciting to him as it is to us.

"We are also really pleased to be able to offer a number of tickets to refugees who take part in Notts County Football in the Community's collaboration with Amnesty International's Football Welcomes initiative, giving them the chance to be part of what should be a very memorable occasion."

Sofar Sounds Nottingham leader Hannah Marsland added: "We are so incredibly excited to be hosting Jake Bugg on his home turf while raising money and awareness for Amnesty International to help those without a home. It promises to be a truly special night."

Kate Allen, director of Amnesty UK, said: "We are delighted that so many fantastic musicians are signing up to Give a Home and that so many people around the country are opening their doors to host these gigs in solidarity with refugees.

"Governments have displayed a shocking failure of leadership over the refugee crisis, but ordinary people in communities across the world have been going out of their way to welcome refugees. Jake Bugg and everyone else performing and attending the gig at Notts County will be part of this movement for a better response to the crisis in the UK and around the globe."

Notts County Football in the Community provide free weekly football sessions to help refugees feel at home in Nottingham. FITC have already worked with more than 100 refugees and asylum seekers and the project is going from strength to strength. Click here for more information.

Give a Home

The new concert series, which comes at a time when the global refugee population exceeds 22 million, will bring established and emerging artists together with refugees and local communities at over 300 shows in more than 60 countries around the world.

Part of Amnesty's 'I Welcome' campaign, which calls for a better international response to the global refugee crisis through governments sharing responsibility for hosting and assisting refugees, the campaign also aims to build grassroots solidarity with refugees and create more welcoming communities across the UK for those fleeing conflict and persecution.

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds is a global, grassroots network of artists, hosts and guests, all with the goal of helping bring the magic back to live music.

They curate secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces, from living rooms and churches to hoodie shops and fancy furniture showrooms, and aim to create performance spaces that are respectful to artists, where the audience lives in the moment and listens closely to the music.

Sofar Sounds started as a hobby in London back in 2009, became a business a few years ago and have grown into a global community of music lovers, supporting thousands of artists around the world and putting on hundreds of gigs every month across hundreds of cities.

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