Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has released the star studded line-up for Get Loud, their annual awareness day campaign on Wednesday 13 September, when they use the power of music to raise awareness of their life-changing music therapy services.
Get Loud is fronted by campaign ambassador Claudia Winkleman, and supported by artists Jake Bugg, Anne-Marie, Level 42, 67 and Youngr – who will be performing a series of exclusive gigs around the UK on 13 September.
Stars who are pledging their support for the campaign and performing the exclusive gigs that evening are:
Jake Bugg – 100 Club, London
Anne-Marie at Omeara, London
Youngr – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Level 42 – Dingwalls, Camden, London
67 – London (venue to be announced)
These unique performances are just £15 a ticket, and all profits directly fund the delivery of Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy services around the UK.
Jake Bugg’s session at the 100 Club will also be in support of Grenfell Tower and all those affected. Nordoff Robbins have been working outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church, offering free music therapy to those whose lives have been impacted by the tragedy, and ensuring support to anyone who needs our help. Profits raised from Jake’s session will go towards ensuring that we can continue our work there in the local community.
Claudia said: “I am so proud to be supporting Get Loud for Nordoff Robbins. It is an amazing charity that uses music to change the lives of so many people. There are lots of ways you can Get Loud for Nordoff Robbins this year, so join us and do what you can to help this brilliant charity reach more people who desperately need their help.”
Get Loud is sponsored by energy company SSE. As a Founding Partner, SSE offer crucial funding, knowledge and expertise to support Get Loud, in its aim to boost awareness of Nordoff Robbins across the UK, and support the charity’s regional expansion.
Colin Banks, Head of Sponsorship and Reward at SSE, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Get Loud for a second year running. We have seen the amazing impact this charity’s music therapy can have on so many lives and that is why we are behind Get Loud. It will help the charity to gain invaluable support and fund their life-changing music therapy to help many more people and we at SSE are very excited to play our part in helping to make Get Loud happen.”
SSE customers can also access tickets for the Get Loud Sessions via ssereward.com
Caffè Nero will also be partnering with Get Loud, and hosting in-store acoustic performances dubbed ‘Coffee Shop Sessions’ on the same day. Set to feature some of the best up-and-coming talent around, these sessions will take place at midday on 13 September, and will offer all Caffe Nero customers an opportunity to support Nordoff Robbins through a donation.
Paul Ettinger, Business Development Director at Caffe Nero says, "As an organisation that supports musicianship through our own in-store music programme, we feel a very strong synergy with the Get Loud campaign, and are committed to helping Nordoff Robbins ensure that music therapy is available to all those who need it.
Get Loud is an ambitious campaign, and we at Caffe Nero are matching that ambition in what we have planned! On the 13th September we will be giving a platform to hundreds of talented, unsigned artists who will perform simultaneously in our stores right across the UK. It is the first time we have hosted sessions on this scale, so it will be a real highlight for us that will make a huge amount of noise for Get Loud."
Julie Whelan, Chief Executive of Nordoff Robbins, adds: “We know how powerful our music therapy can be – it can help some of the most vulnerable and isolated people communicate and connect with the world around them. For so many people we work with, music therapy is simply a lifeline. However, we receive no government funding, which is why campaigns like Get Loud are so crucial in helping us raise awareness and ensuring that we can reach all those who need us. So please, join us this year and Get Loud for Nordoff Robbins in any way you can!”
To find out how you can get involved, click here.