Thursday 19 March 2009, 12:16 | By

Hot Chip, etc, to play ‘hidden gigs’

Gigs & Festivals

The likes of Hot Chip, The Bluetones, The Pipettes, Dodgy and Bombay Bicycle Club are amongst those set to play at a number of ‘hidden gigs’ in London in aid of homeless charity Crisis. Tickets are on sale for the events, which take place in May, but venue details will be withheld until the last minute, apparently to help highlight the homelessness issue.

Al Doyle of Hot Chip said: “Whether they would like to admit it or not, most people have an image in their head of a ‘homeless person’, the old-fashioned and unhelpful figure of the down-and-out, who in fact is entirely unrepresentative of the majority of homeless people in the UK. These are the hidden homeless, who for a variety of often very complex reasons have no regular accommodation. We hope our gig for Crisis will raise awareness of their plight and are very happy to help the cause”.

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