Press – Rock Against Violence 2016

Annual concert  at the O2 Islington in aid of Solace Women’s Aid on 10 November

We are pleased to announce that Rock Against Violence 2016 is back for a 5th year and will take place on 10 November at the O2 Academy in Islington. The concert will feature stellar London-based bands, all in aid of Solace Women’s Aid. Established in 2011, Rock Against Violence has grown into Solace’s annual flagship music event, raising a staggering £23,000 in 2015. This year, we encourage you to join us for a night of fun, entertainment and charity.

Rock Against Violence 2016 Lineup

Hunter & the Bear
Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. They’re currently recording their debut album and touring extensively in the UK & Europe. Read more and listen to free tracks on their website.

Patch & the Giant
Patch & the Giant is currently gearing up to release their debut album, “All That We Had, We Stole” early next year. Folk Radio UK says about the band: “Tucked somewhere between the music of Balkan enthusiasts, Beirut and the rustic elegance of modern DIY folk”. Read more and listen to free tracks on their website.

We Use to Make Things
We Used to Make Things is an eight piece London-based indie-pop band with big horns, big harmonies and a healthy respect for a melodic hook and fat groove. Read more and listen to free tracks on their Facebook page.

The Wild Things
The Wild Things are a four-piece alternative rock band from West London. Pulling from early influences as wide as the Beach Boys and Foo Fighters by way of a Weezer pop-tinged lean, the band’s recent output has seen them pull in a rockier, dirtier vibe recalling The Smashing Pumpkins and Band of Skulls via Wolf Alice. Read more and listen to free tracks on their website.

Mary Mason, Chief Executive Officer at Solace Women’s Aid, said:

“We’re really thrilled and grateful that these talented bands are all helping us campaign against domestic and sexual abuse. There is such a widespread problem across the capital with thousands of women and children needing support after experiencing horrific abuse. Gigs like these reach new audiences and help raise awareness of the issues as well as the services that can support women and girls to be safe, recover and live independently free from abuse.”

Ticket Information

Advanced tickets cost £15 and are on sale at Tickets at the door will be £20. During the show, there will also be a silent auction and raffle prizes to raise additional funds for Solace, including a Gourmet Society membership, a VIP personal shopping appointment with money to spend, private bartending services, collector’s items, beauty products and many more.

If you cannot attend on 10 November, please consider making a donation to Solace Women’s Aid via Virgin Money Giving.

More Details

More information about Rock Against Violence 2016 will be announced in the coming weeks. You can follow details on our websiteFacebook pageInstagram or Twitter.

Rock Against Violence is driven by the Power of Solace, a volunteer committee that raises funds in aid of Solace Women’s Aid via various events and activities throughout the year.


Tim Whatmough
Power of Solace
[email protected]
+44 07891 022344

Alex Siepel
Solace Women’s Aid
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+44 020 7619 1350

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