Attention Festival Fans!

One for all you festival types out there. Cover For Kashmir need your sleeping bags and blankets. The organisation are appealing to those of you in possession of such festival-camping-ephemera to give it up to help with the ongoing relief operation in Kashmir and North Pakistan.

Those good people point out that at least three million are still homeless following the earthquake, and thousands will die this winter unless they find shelter – or the shelter reaches them. To help in remedying the situation, a ‘ Drive For Life tour’ has been organised. The ‘Cover For Kashmir’ van will drive to 8 major cities over the course of 4 days to pick up warm winter sleeping bags and blankets from festival goers, students and the general public around the UK and at collection points set up at major universities across the country. You’ve missed Leeds and Manchester, that was yesterday, but the van’s still to call at the following locations:

Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham: Friday 18 Nov (that’s today – quick quick)
Bristol: Saturday 19 Nov
Oxford, London: Sunday 20 Nov

You can also send stuff to Studio 35, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick lane, London, E1 6QL. If you haven’t got a sleeping bag, go buy one, or make a donation to the relief effort at


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