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 many taking place across UK.

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 caused by years of government austerity policies. Right across the UK hundreds of musicians will perform as audiences are encouraged to bring food for foodbanks or make donations to homelessness and other projects.

Since the initiative began in 2015 more than a 1000 gigs have taken place, raising an estimated £450,000 of cash, food, clothing and bedding for those hardest hit by austerity. 

[Your name] is one of the organisers of the gig at [Venue, Town], said “We Shall Overcome is happening in communities around the country and we wanted to do our bit here in [Town] to show solidarity with others and to be part of something bigger all across the UK. We also hope this show of solidarity will highlight the human cost to the politics of austerity and cuts to public services”

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