Frightened Rabbit will play their first gig since singer Scott Hutchison’s tragic death as part of Social Bite’s expanded, multi-ciy Sleep in the Park event in December. A special performance will be staged at Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow a year after the band appeared at Social Bite’s fundraiser in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh.
James Graham, vocalist with The Twilight Sad, will be among among a number of special guests performing with band members Grant Hutchison, Billy Kennedy and Andy Monaghan.
Sleep in the Park will bring thousands of people together to raise funds so homeless people around Scotland are housed and given the support they need to get back on their feet. You can register here to participate in the Glasgow event on 8th December.
Last year 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes St Gardens to raise £4 Million and call for an end to homelessness in Scotland. This has caused a sea change in the fight against homelessness and funded a raft of major projects.
Social Bite said: “By raising money and working together we can accelerate the pace of change in Scotland and create the political mandate to end homelessness here. We want to make Scotland an example for the whole world to follow. We’re a small country. A nation of innovators. The statistics of homelessness in Scotland are not insurmountable.
“We can do this. We just need you.”
Social Bite is a Scottish social enterprise set up by Josh Littlejohn MBE and Alice Thompson. The organisation is run on a not-for-profit basis and a quarter of the company’s staff are from homeless and severely excluded backgrounds.