Ed Sheeran Joins Amnesty International Concert Series Lineup


(CelebrityAccess) — Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced Ed Sheeran as one of the artists lined up to perform in the Give A Home benefit concert series taking place on Sept. 20th.

The concert series will see people in more than 60 countries around the world turning their homes into temporary concert stages. The concert series is intended to raise awareness of the growing international refugee crisis, Amnesty International said.

Sheeran will play a Give a Home gig in Washington D.C., USA. Playing alongside him will be Jean-Jean Bashengezi (‘JAJA’) a guitarist, singer, and refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who now lives in Washington.

Other already announced artists lined up for the event include: Above & Beyond, Bad Suns, Band of Skulls, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Billy Bragg, Broods, Cosmo Sheldrake, D∆WN, David Arnold and Michael Price, David Wrench (DJ Set), Daughter, Eliza & The Bear, ESKA, Fenech Soler, Flyte (DJ Set), Fossils, Frank Turner, Freshlyground, Frightened Rabbit, Ghetts, Gorgon City, Gregory Porter, Grouplove, Hot Chip, Hudson Taylor, Indian Ocean, Jack Garratt, James Morrison, Jessie Ware, JP Cooper, Julien Baker, Kate Tempest, Kevin Ross, Kiah Victoria, KT Tunstall, Lewis Watson, Lianne La Havas, Local Natives, Matthew Herbert (DJ Set), Megan Washington, Morcheeba, Nadine Shah, Ngaiire, Nigel Godrich (DJ Set), Nina Nesbitt, Nothing but Thieves, Oh Wonder, Paper Route, Parvaaz, Phoebe Ryan, POLIÇA, Public Service Broadcasting, Reverend And The Makers, Ritviz, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rudimental, Sampa the Great, SK Shlomo, Skrat, Suli Breaks, The Fratellis, The Griswolds, The Jezabels, The Naked and Famous, The National, The Staves, Tokio Myers, Toothless, Wild Beasts, William Fitzsimmons, and Zero 7 (DJ Set).

As well, additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. All of the locations for the concerts will be kept secret until closer to the event, organizers said.

Fans have until 10 September to apply for tickets through sofarsounds.com/giveahome. From the site, people will be able to select their city and the event of their choice to be in with a chance of winning two tickets. They will have the option of making a donation when applying for tickets.

The funds raised by the project will support Amnesty International’s work in documenting human rights abuses and violations against refugees and pushing governments to find a sustainable solution to the refugee crisis.

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