The Spikes and Michele Ann Kelly are among the Irish musicians supporting a campaign for gay marriage by playing at a benefit gig hosted by Musicians for MarriagEquality. Musicians for MarriagEquality is a collective of Irish musicians and people who work in the music industry and support civil marriage for same-sex couples.
The gig takes place in Vicar Street on October 1st. Though the full line up has yet to be announced, it's sure to feature some top notch homegrown acts, while Hotpress have already given their full support to the campaign by acting as media sponsor for the show.
Director of MarriagEquality Moninne Griffith said, "Today's announcement is thrilling and really brings the issue of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples to a new audience. Having the support of the music industry is no small feat and really sends a strong message out there, this issue is not going away and will grow stronger until lesbians and gay men can marry in a civil ceremony."
Meanwhile, Michele Ann Kelly added "Five thousand people recently marched on the streets of Dublin calling for marriage rights for gay men and lesbians in Ireland and together we’ll make it happen."
She also dedicated a recent performance on Balcony TV to the cause. Check it out below:
Tickets priced €27.50 are available now from ticketmaster and usual outlets.
This gig has been postponed due to the unavailablility of certain acts because of recording commitments. A new date has not yet been set. Refunds will be available from point of purchase.