Mod icon Paul Weller is amongst the latest group of acts to be confirmed for a special Haiti benefit show.
The disaster in Haiti has united the world in sorrow. The tiny Caribbean island, already one of the poorest areas in the region, was struck by an enormous earthquake centred on its densely populated capital.
Since then, aid has flooded into Haiti with global appeals resulting in some enormous events. In the United States George Clooney and Haiti born star Wyclef Jean hosted a new telethon which raised countless millions for those suffering on the island.
Now a new event in London aims to raise more money for the island. Hosted in the historic Roundhouse venue on February 25th, the new event will donate all profits to ActionAid and Médecins Sans Frontières.
With more acts being confirmed all the time, organisers Beanstalk have revealed that British songwriting legend Paul Weller is to perform at the event.
Set to return with his new album ‘Wake Up The Nation’ later this year Paul Weller is on ferocious form. Winning ‘Best British Male’ at the BRIT awards last year, the singer has proved that he can match the energy of bands half his age.
Joining Paul Weller at the show will be Sheffield rabble rousers Reverend And The Makers. Jon McClure and Co. will bring the noise at the London event, alongside appearances from Scottish singer KT Tunstall and more.
Haitian visual artist Andre Eugene the progenitor of the Grand Rue movement in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, who will be flying over and presenting work and photography by artists involved in Ghetto Biennale Arts Festival Port Au Prince in the bars and foyer of the Roundhouse.
Haiti Earthquake Fundraiser takes place at London’s Roundhouse venue on February 25th.