Noise-rock outfit Girl Band will headline a show at Vicar Street in Dublin in aid of Pieta House next year.
Taking place on February 17th at the Dublin venue, Girl Band with some very special guests to announced soon. Tickets priced €30 go on sale this Thursday 10th November at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.
Speaking about show and the decision to give proceeds from the gig to Pieta House, a non-profit suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Girl Band said:
“We’re very happy to announce that our next show in Dublin will be in Vicar Street on the 17th of Feb. We have some amazing groups and DJs playing with us on the night which we will announce at the end of the month and all proceeds from the show will go to Pieta House.
Pieta House offers free counselling to people who are feeling suicidal, people who are engaging in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide. It has 18 centres across Ireland and operates the free 24/7 suicide helpline 1800 247 247
Suicide and mental health awareness is one of the biggest and most overlooked social problems in Ireland, and even though there is headway being made on the issue in terms of awareness and openness on the issue, one of the biggest problems facing someone in the depths of mental health problems is access to a free counselling service. Services such as Pieta can have a huge impact for people in helping them cope with these problems and in turn can save lives. Unfortunately, they are also massively underfunded by our government; Pieta alone receives 86% of its funding from public donation.
We’re very happy to be organising this event as mental health is an issue that is very close to the four of us as a band. We hope this can help raise both much needed cash and awareness for the cause.