- 21 Nov 17
The Simon Music Marathon will see nine hours of live music this Saturday 25th November on Grafton Street in aid of the Simon Community.
Their marathon, which is scheduled from 10am until 7pm will be staged in order to raise funds to help deliver essential homeless services during Ireland's current crisis.
The even is being run in partnership with First Music Contact, and performers include Chasing Felix, Curtis Walsh, Penrose, Ivan Nicolas, Dreaming of Jupiter, Floor Staff, The SilverStonz, The Strypes, The Klares, Birdwoman, Eoin Glackin, The Finns, Mekkan Ju, Delorentos, Alex Jordan and Company, Pursued by Dogs, Montauk Hotel and Fontaines DC.
All of the proceeds will go directly to the Dublin Simon Community to help them raise much needed funds which will allow them to continue to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. AIB is now partnering with Visa to support new ways to donate to charity this Christmas and the AIB Clover contactless donation devices will be used for the first time at the Simon Music Marathon allowing you to tap and donate.
The full schedule is as follows:
10.00 Chasing Felix
10.30 Curtis Walsh
11.30 Ivan Nicolas
12.00 DREAMING OF JUPITER
12.30 Floor Staff
13.00 The SilverStonz
13.30 The Strypes
14.00 The Klares
15.00 Eoin Glackin
15.30 The Finns
16.00 Mekkan Ju
17.00 Alex Jordan & Company
17.30 PURSUED BY DOGS
18.00 Montauk Hotel
18.30 Fontaines D.C.
All of the selected acts were chosen through FMC's online music portal, Breaking Tunes.
Speaking about the event, John Sansome from the Dublin Simon Community said:
“This is a fantastic event to raise vital funds for homelessness at this very difficult time. We’re overwhelmed with the support from all the musicians, as well as the help of AIB, who have partnered with Visa to give their support to Simon this Christmas. We hope as many people can come down to support their marathon efforts on the 25th. We’ll have volunteer bucket shakers on the day, and to increase the fundraising effort, AIB are providing AIB Clover contactless donation devices, giving consumers the option of making contactless donations on the day.”