We Shall Overcome benefit gig coming to Olby’s in February

Headsticks is one of the bands taking part

Three punk bands will join forces to stage a gig in aid of Margate Independent Foodbank CIC and MiCommunity Shops in Margate and Cliftonville.

We Shall Overcome will be staged at Olby’s in Margate on February 17th.

Event organisers say: “As the cost of living crisis continues, people are turning in increasing numbers to food banks simply to feed their families. Many of these people are in working, but just unable to make ends meet.

“Child poverty, food banks, benefit sanctions, cuts to disabled support, carers in crisis, soup kitchens, rough sleeping, homelessness, mental health crisis, pawn shops, payday lenders, gig economy. Why do these things exist in one of the richest economies on earth?

“We Shall Overcome is a movement of musicians, artists, activists and community organisers who are angry about the human costs of austerity policies but who want to do something practical to help those affected.

“As the economic climate grows ever colder, many people feel abandoned by the government. The result is communities need to look after each other. Because if we don’t do it, no other bugger else will.”

We Shall Overcome (Margate) will feature punk bands, Headsticks, Eastfield and Surgery without Research and follows on from a successful event earlier this year. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets are £10 at: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/601803/

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