English Bands And Singers Will Perform Live In London To Support Beirut

English Bands And Singers Will Perform In London To Support Beirut
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London’s Jazz Cafe will host a charity gig for the benefit of Beirut on December 11th, featuring a variety of English artists.

Among others, the gig will feature performances by the rock bands Mystery Jets and Django Django, in addition to singers Graham Coxon, Nadine Shah, Bessie Turner, and Rose Elinor Dougall.

Titled “Live For Beirut 2.0,” the upcoming music event aims to raise money for the victims of the deadly Beirut Port explosion that took place on August 4th.

In a tweet, Mystery Jets said that the socially-distanced live show’s proceeds will go directly to the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC).

Jazz Cafe announced that tickets would go on sale starting Thursday, November 19th. They were selling at £40 per person and have since sold out.

It’s worth mentioning that the LRC has been restless in its response to the Beirut Port explosion and its aftermath, and continues to provide constant support to victims and vulnerable people.

In a report released on Friday, the LRC revealed that it had 3,741 individuals treated and transported by ambulance between August 4th and November 18th.

The report revealed that since the date of the blast, 13,604 individuals have received primary health support, 95,284 have received food parcels and hygiene kits, 6,148 have received psychosocial support, and 9,612 vulnerable families got cash assistance.

Aside from its response to the blast, the LRC has been responding to coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Lebanon, which recently saw a surge that prompted the government to impose a total lockdown.