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The Libertines and John Bishop unite for Hoping For Palestine Concert at Roundhouse

Hoping For Palestine

Story by Jack Foley

COMEDIAN John Bishop is to host a charity night at London’s Roundhouse in June aimed at bringing together internationally acclaimed musicians and artists in solidarity with young Palestinian refugees.

The gig aims to show them that their struggle to transform their lives is encouraged and supported by people in Britain, and throughout the world.

Indie giants The Libertines will headline the event, which will also feature performances from the legendary Patti Smith, art-rock icon Thurston Moore and winner of the 2018 NME Award for ‘Best British Solo Artist’, Loyle Carner.

Inter-set poetry and readings will be performed by Eric Cantona and comedian Frankie Boyle.

The evening takes place at London’s iconic Roundhouse venue in Camden on June 4, 2018.

Limited edition exclusive posters designed as a gesture of support for the children of Palestine by artists Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin and Robert Del Naja (3D) from Massive Attack will also be available at the event.

Bella Freud, co-founder of the HOPING Foundation, said: “With these outstanding rockers and artists, performing for HOPING at the Roundhouse on June 4, – giving their time and their talent- we are able to raise awareness for the Palestinian refugee children we support, and hold in our hearts.”

Tickets cost £35 and will be available on Tuesday, May 15 at midday through the Roundhouse website

HOPING stands for Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation. It is a charitable foundation that provides grants to organisations working with Palestinian refugee children living in refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza.

The concert is our way to shine a light on the remarkable young Palestinians that HOPING is proud to support, who show such dignity in the face of adversity.

More guests will be announced soon.

More about Hoping

Hoping stands for Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation, it is a grant-making charity supporting Palestinian children living in refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza.

Hoping wants to show Palestinian children that their struggle to transform their lives is encouraged and supported by people in Britain and throughout the rest of the world.

Hoping’s grant application procedure seeks out projects and initiatives by community groups already working with children in the refugee camps, to improve all aspects of the children’s lives through art, music, scholarships, and sporting activities.

To find out more, visit the Hoping website