A new alcohol free festival has been announced in Nottingham. Sound Recovery will be held at Sobar, an alternative bar venue with no alcohol on its premises. The concept was developed by local charity Double Impact, a not-for-profit organization which promotes recovery for people who have experienced problems with drugs and alcohol.The event is the first ever alcohol free event to be held in the city.
The festival is designed to help problem users re-integrate into their community. A spokesman for Double Impact stated "we found that one of the barriers to their recovery was social isolation and the lack of alcohol-free venues, particularly on evenings and weekends. Sound Recovery highlights that you can go out and have a great time without alcohol, (while) promoting visible recovery in our community and helping tackle anti-alcohol stigma".
Sound Recovery will feature a range of live acts and DJs, including Chloe Charlemagne, Oscar Speed, Lee Gough, Luna Dogs, Suspect Alibis and Hotbox. The festival will run over two days, August 16 and 17. Tickets start at 4 pounds ($7.50) or 7 pounds for both days. All proceeds go directly to Double Impact.
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