The World’s Big Sleep Out have added award-winning singer/songwriters Jake Bugg and Rag’n’Bone Man to the line-up for the London event, taking over Trafalgar Square on Saturday 7th December. They join previously announced names Dame Helen Mirren, Travis, Tom Walker and Gang of Youths, all supporting the London event this December.
Famous faces supporting The World’s Big Sleep Out worldwide include Will Smith (New York), Ziggy Marley (L.A.), Ellie Goulding (L.A.), Brian Cox (New York), Ruth Jones (Cardiff), Daniel Portman (Edinburgh), Seth Green (L.A.), The Script (Dublin), Frank Turner (Chicago) and more.
Cities and towns confirmed to be taking part include: London (Trafalgar Square), New York (Times Square), Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Chicago, Cardiff, Newport, Brighton, Manchester, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Santiago, Madrid, Brisbane, Manila, Wacken, Mumbai, Hong Kong, San Jose (Costa Rica), and Singapore.
People are urged to register for an official event or sign up to “Host Your Own” sleep out in their backyard, office car park, high school or university campus by visiting www.bigsleepout.com.
Registration is now open with each participant committing to fundraising as much as they can. 100% of funds raised will go towards homelessness charities, with a 50/50 split between local and global charities helping homeless and displaced people.
It is hoped that an estimated 50,000 participants will collectively achieve a fundraising target of $50,000,000 which will be invested to sustainably help around 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people all over the world. As well as benefiting local charities, international partners for the campaign include UNICEF USA, Malala Fund and the Institute of Global Homelessness.
Celebrities and musicians confirmed to perform on Saturday 7th December:
London: Dame Helen Mirren, Travis, Tom Walker, Gang of Youths, Jake Bugg, Rag’n’Bone Man
New York: Will Smith, Brian Cox
Los Angeles: Randy Jackson, Ziggy Marley, Ellie Goulding, Seth Green
Chicago: Frank Turner
Dublin: The Script
Cardiff: Ruth Jones, Charlotte Church
Edinburgh: Daniel Portman, Angie McMahon
Hutt City (New Zealand): Sir Richard Taylor