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Frightened Rabbit and Lulu to perform at homeless charity sleep-out

Frightened Rabbit and Lulu are to perform at a charity sleep-out which is taking place across four cities.

Frightened Rabbit, whose lead singer Scott Hutchison died in May, said they want to “honour Scott in the best way we know” by playing at the Glasgow event.

Eddi Reader and Kyle Falconer have also been added to the line-up.

Social Bite aims to raise £6 million from Sleep in the Park 2018 to continue its fight to eradicate homelessness.

It hopes 12,000 people will take part in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee on Saturday 8th December in what has been described as “the world’s biggest simultaneous multi-city sleep-out”.

Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, said: “To try and tackle homelessness head-on we’ve got to think big and Sleep in the Park 2018 is Social Bite’s biggest ever campaign.

“Sleep in the Park will bring thousands of people together to raise funds so homeless people around Scotland are housed and given the support they need to get back on their feet.

“By joining the movement, participants can take part in an incredible night, enjoy some of Scotland’s best bands and know that they’re doing something that will really make a difference.

“I would like to thank all of the amazing music acts who are supporting the event, in particular Grant Hutchison and the other members of Frightened Rabbit, whose performance will be incredibly special and poignant.”

Last December around 8,000 people braved freezing temperatures to take part in the event in Edinburgh, raising £4 million for the cause.

Frightened Rabbit played at Sleep in the Park in 2017 and this year will curate the Glasgow sleep-out in a show billed as Songs of Frightened Rabbit.

They will be joined on stage at the Kelvingrove Bandstand by vocalist James Graham, with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Lulu will headline the event in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens and will be joined on the bill by Siobhan Wilson.

Eddi Reader will headline Sleep in the Park in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park, while Kyle Falconer will top the bill in Dundee’s Slessor Gardens.

Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will play all four cities, travelling by helicopter between the locations.

Picture: Lulu. (Suzan Moore/EMPICS Entertainment).