The National, Oh Wonder, the Naked and Famous and Local Natives are slated to perform at this year's inaugural event..
On September 20, 1,000 musicians will perform from the intimate setting of people’s homes in over 60 cities around the world as part of the global event called Give a Home. Hosted by both Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds, the event aims to raise awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis.
“Music and art have always been powerful partners to the cause of justice because they share an ability to stir something deep within us," Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, said in a statement. "They help us to look beyond borders and see what unites us. The shows will be an opportunity to reflect on our shared humanity and strengthen our resolve to tackle this unprecedented humanitarian challenge.”
In its inaugural year, musicians like the National, Oh Wonder, the Naked and Famous, Local Natives, and many, many more will play concerts out of the homes of music fans, made possible by Sofar Sounds. Each in-home show will include sets from two to three artists and talks given by local activists.