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Music / March 4, 2022

Kojaque, Shiv, Negro Impacto & more announced for Artists Against Homelessness

Kojaque via Press
Music / March 4, 2022

Kojaque, Shiv, Negro Impacto & more announced for Artists Against Homelessness

Words: Dylan Murphy

The show, curated and headlined by Kojaque takes place in aid of Focus Ireland in the 3Olympia Theatre.

A serious lineup of homegrown artists are heading the to capital this April to raise money for Focus Ireland. Curated and headlined by Kojaque, ‘Artists Against Homelessness’ features Damien Dempsey, ShivEFÉ, CurtisyAhmed, With Love. and Negro Impacto and takes place on Sunday 17 April in 3Olympia Theatre.

Speaking on the event Kojaque says, “The issue of homelessness in Ireland is one that simply shouldn’t exist and can be prevented with the right intervention from government… However, it’s not something that I have felt is in the interest of our government, which is why charities like Focus Ireland and events such as this one are so important. They offer hope to those most in need of it.”

Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan says, “There are still nearly 9,000 people homeless and the sheer number of children and families who are on the verge of homelessness due to the unstable housing sector is appalling. There are 2,500 children who are homeless with their families, and most lost their homes in the rental sector due to rocketing rents, insecurity of tenure and the rising cost of living. Rents have now passed the peak of the Celtic Tiger and when linked to the spiralling cost of living this has left many thousands of families and individuals at a tipping point between home and homelessness. Focus Ireland work hard every day to help prevent people from losing their homes and these services are needed now more than ever.’ 

Previously known as Rock Against Homelessness, the event has been organised for eight years on the bounce.

Tickets start at 30.00 euro and are on sale here.

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