The Smash IPP Benefit is only a few days away. The fun starts at 7.30pm in Manchester city centre, please call 07857 945846 on the day to find out the location.
Acts confirmed include:
Pasta Hull - psychedelic funk hip hop rock concoction and the most exciting up and coming band in Wales (https://pastahull.bandcamp.com)
Buff – anarcho space punk from Manchester (buff.bandcamp.com)
Ruff Trade – reggae straight outta Gorton (rufftradereggae.com)
Afshan D'souza-Lodhi - writer and activist (afshanlodhi.com)
Madz - beatbox street performer (https://youtu.be/-IYTTrIRv7E)
Plus bar, DJs, short films and a raffle with the chance to win some special prizes. Entry is by donation.
The IPP sentence is an indefinite sentence which was brought in by New Labour in 2005 and mainly given to people for minor crimes. It was abolished in 2012 but not retrospectively, meaning nearly 3000 people are still trapped in the system. Smash IPP supports those still serving the sentence and campaigns for their release. More info: