A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

Local press release template

Please use this as a guide and send to your local newspapers and radio stations.


‘We shall overcome’ say community minded musicians

[PLACENAME] gig one of over 100 taking place across UK in October

Local musicians have come together to organise live music to give much needed support to [INSERT LOCAL CAUSE]. ‘We Shall Overcome’ is a community effort led by musicians and music promoters who want to do something practical to help people in our area who are being hit hard by homelessness and poverty.

Over the week of October 5-6-7 over a hundred gigs will take place across the UK under one unified banner – We Shall Overcome. With more being added all the time, the organisers hope this show of solidarity will also highlight the human cost to the politics of austerity and cuts to public services. Several thousand musicians will perform nationally as audiences are encouraged to bring food for foodbanks or make donations to homelessness and other projects.

[Your name] is one of the organisers of the gig at [Venue, Town], said “We Shall Overcome is part of an anti-austerity movement but it is also very much pro-community. We wanted to do our bit here in [Town] to show solidarity with others around the country and to be part of something bigger all across the UK.”

Amongst the bands taking part in the gig are [Insert your most well known bands here].  To gain admission to the event audiences are being asked to bring a food donation / make a donation to [cause name]


Information for Editors

[Insert full details of your gig here including full venue address, door times, admission (if any), full band listing and any website for further details.

For an interview or for more information contact : [YOUR NAME AND NUMBER]

Full UK gig listing and more information at www.weshallovercomeweekend.com