30 August 2017

Liam Gallagher To Perform At Homeless Charity Sleep-Out In Edinburgh

A mass sponsored sleep-out to raise money for the homeless will feature A-list "buskers" including Liam Gallagher and Deacon Blue.

The Sleep in the Park event in December will involve around 9,000 people sleeping rough in Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens and the city centre.

It is organised by the social enterprise Social Bite, which says it will be the world's largest ever sleep-out event.

Sir Bob Geldof will be among those sleeping rough, with the aim of raising £4m to tackle homelessness in Scotland.

During last year's event Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy and other wealthy Scots slept outside to raise money for a new village for the homeless.

The new village, which will accommodate 20 homeless people, is currently under construction.

This year's event will feature "busking" sets from the former Oasis frontman, Deacon Blue, Amy Macdonald and Frightened Rabbit.

It will be hosted by comedian Rob Brydon and John Cleese will perform a bedtime story.

Sports personalities and politicians are also expected to take part in the sleep-out.

Members of the public and businesses can take part in the event by meeting fundraising targets and accepting the sleep-out challenge.

Source: stv.tv


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