Help Refugees supergroup to perform at NME Awards
By Andy Malt | Published on Monday 13 February 2017
A new supergroup will come together for a one-off performance in aid of the Help Refugees charity at this week’s NME Awards. The line-up features Charli XCX and Pixie Geldof, plus members of Years & Years, Slaves, Circa Waves, Swim Deep, Peace and Black Honey. The performance follows last year’s Bands4Refugees and Rave For Refugees shows.
Peace frontman Harry Koisser, who pulled the band together, says: “We got involved with Help Refugees in 2015. Josie Naughton, founder of Help Refugees, has been doing relentless, incredible work and I’m so so so happy that so many people came together to make this happen. I hope that as well as raising funds we can inspire more artists to get involved with the charity this year and turn the heat up in 2017”.
NME Editor-In-Chief Mike Williams adds: “It’s important in times like these to fight negativity with positivity. Which is why we’re incredibly proud to give a platform to Bands4Refugees as they raise money for the amazing work being done by the truly inspirational charity Help Refugees. Tune in on the night to watch, donate what you can to the cause and – as their t-shirts say – Choose Love”.
The NME Awards take place at the Brixton Academy on 15 Feb.