s visitors to the Actionaid tent at Reading Festival will already know, the fabulous Enter Shikari have been big supporters of ActionAid for several years now. Their legendary secret DJ sets for us at Reading are riotously good fun, and the band have also signed up to ActionAid Live to support our emergencies work.
Last year, singer Rou Reynolds took his support a step further by releasing a EP under his solo alias Rout to raise money for ActionAid – cue thousands of downloads for this four-track slab of beats and dubstep basslines.
The EP even wove in samples of song and music from ActionAid projects around the world (think David Byrne & Brian Eno’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts meets Skrillex), after Rou was inspired by a tale from one of our programmes in Bangladesh.
Even more exciting news has just come in – as part of their upcoming UK tour, the band are playing a special hometown show to raise money for ActionAid!
The show takes place on Friday 26 April at The Forum in Hatfield, and all profits will go to help our work fighting poverty around the world. Tickets are still (just about) on sale – if you’re quick, you might catch one before the show sells out over here. We can’t wait!