Skepta Announces Benefit Show in London for Homelessness Charity

The grime artist will perform at Islington Assembly Hall on April 4 with special guests.

Mar 28 2017, 3:09pm

Photo courtesy of the artist

Just after announcing his upcoming "Banned From America" tour last week, grime titan Skepta today announced that he will play a benefit show next month for Shelter, a UK housing and homelessness charity. It will take place at London's Islington Assembly Hall on April 4 and feature special guests; tickets will cost $50 (£40).

In order to be eligible to buy tickets, fans have to submit an online ballot by 5 AM EST this Thursday, March 30. There will be 750 tickets available, and winners will be able to purchase a maximum of four.

"I am a man of the people and I can't wait to touch down," said Skepta in a press release. When he won the prestigious Mercury Prize last September, he said he would use the £25,000 award for charitable causes.

"Every penny raised from this very special gig will help Shelter to be there for more people and to ensure that no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own," said the charity's interim chief executive Graeme Brown.

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