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Sleep in the Park

Join Social Bite for Sleep in the Park, the world’s largest ever sleep-out event, where thousands of participants will sleep rough in the city centre with the aim of raising £4m to bring 800 rough sleepers off the streets across Scotland. This year the event will take place in 4 cities in one night: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen. 

Edinburgh's sleep out will take place in West Princes Street Gardens on Saturday 8 December and also presents a spectacular live concert with rare acoustic performances from A-list stars who will be “busking” for an audience of up to 12,000.

What to expect at Sleep in the Park

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Special guests performing in Edinburgh include Lulu, Admiral Fallow, Siobhan Wilson and more. Plus, KT Tunstall and Amy Macdonald will be travelling by helicopter to perform 4 cities in 1 night (aircraft and flight services provided by Andrew and Yvonne Devlin of Curtis Moore Group, and all airports have agreed to wave their landing fees).

Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn and olympic athlete Chris Hoy are also scheduled to appear, and participants will be treated to a special bedtime story by legendary Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh. 

No tickets will be sold for Sleep in the Park, members of the public and businesses can only attend the event by reaching fundraising targets and accepting the sleep-out challenge.

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