We’re excited to once again be part of Nottingham’s annual charity music festival. Organised by one of the UK’s leading companies in the entertainment sector, DHP Family, Beat The Streets unites the city’s thriving music scene to raise funds for people experiencing homelessness.
Taking place on Sunday 28 January, the festival will return for a sixth year to raise awareness and funds for the rising homelessness crisis. Since it began in 2018, Beat The Streets has raised over £400,000 for Framework, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of rough sleepers by offering homes, health and employment support and care services.
Over 30 artists have already been announced in this year’s line-up, which shines a light on local and emerging talent from the across the East Midlands.
Many of our current and alumni Music Performance students, from both our college and degree level courses are lined-up to perform on key stages at this year’s Beat The Streets. Confetti artists performing include Alfie Sharp, Airport Dad, Cam Mannix, PASTE. and Set In Motion, and not to mention, Confetti graduate, THePETEBOX, who recently featured on The Voice UK!
Known for combining his beatboxing skills with his loop pedal, guitar and an otherworldly, multi-phonic voicebox, Pete ‘THePETEBOX’ Sampson’s amazing cover of Sweet Dreams by Eurithmics had all four judges turn to try and recruit him for their teams – check out Pete’s audition below and watch out for him at Beat the Streets:
Behind the scenes
Students studying on our Nottingham degree courses, including BA (Hons) Event Management, BSc (Hons) Event Production, and BA (Hons) Music Business, will also be on hand working alongside professional crews to help deliver the events.
Each year, countless Confetti students ‘Do It For Real’ racking up hundreds of hours industry experience working across DHP’s award-winning Nottingham venues, Rock City, The Bodega and Rescue Rooms, and large-scale festivals like Splendour and Beat The Streets. We’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership into 2024, beginning with Beat The Streets. With all proceeds from tickets, the bar, and merchandise going directly to Framework, everyone who gets involved – whether on the stage performing, supporting behind the scenes, or coming along to enjoy the entertainment – is helping make a real difference to the lives of many.
Framework estimates that more than 300 people have benefited directly from interventions wholly or partly funded through Beat the Streets since the festival began. Last year, the award-winning festival raised £89,500, up from £76,000 the previous year – we can’t wait to see what this year brings.