- 21 Feb 23
Lyra, Aimée, Toshín, Pastiche, Bobbi Arlo, Jack O'Rourke, MayKay, and Isaac Butler are all set to perform on the night.
“You would think in 2023 we would be able to provide people with a basic human right, the right to safety and security," Lyra comments. "Many a night I have walked through the streets seeing people sleeping in doorways trying to protect themselves from the harsh Irish weather and wondered where is the help? Thank God for charities like Focus Ireland as without them, I fear the worst. We as a nation need to be the voices for our fellow human beings who have lost everything."
“It is really shocking to see that homelessness has shot up 30% in the last year to a new record total of 11,632 and it’s shameful that nearly 3,500 of these are children,”says Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan. “Most lost their homes in the rental sector due to rocketing rents, landlords leaving the market, and the pressure due to the rising cost of living crisis.
"Events like Rock Against Homelessness - which has raised a much-needed €170,000 for Focus since the first concert in 2016 - help to bring hope to people while also raising funds so Focus Ireland can support people while they are homeless and help them to eventually secure a home. This major event also brings hope to people who are homeless as it shows them that people care about them and want to help.”
Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24, at 9am, and will cost €27.00 (online bookings are subject to 12.5% service charge). See Ticketmaster for more