Christmas awareness gig at Voodoo Belfast

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STOP the Traffik South Belfast tonight brought together an array of talented

local artists, who wished to help equip people to fight against human

trafficking in the lead up to the New Year.

The festively decorated Voodoo, a lively hub for alternative live

music, welcomed more than one hundred people including four local

acts who helped form a great night of live music, with a twist.


The McBeth Sisters charmed the crowd with their sweet harmonies, and

were followed by In Their Thousands who added a little bit of folk-rock

to the mix. Connor Scott livened the crowd with some new material

before New Ancestors took the stage as the headlining act.


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Between tunes the members of STOP THE TRAFFIK South Belfast spoke

about the signs to look out for in order to spot a victim of trafficking. The

crowd was encouraged to become everyday activists, through making

small changes. These changes begin as simply as only eating Fairtrade

and Rainforest Alliance certified chocolate – tiny changes to your

lifestyle are the first step to an even greater change.


STT South Belfast’s aim for the night was to “Make people aware of the

signs of trafficking, and in turn help them become everyday activists who

keep their eyes open in their community.”


The event helped to raise awareness, as well as funds for STT South

Belfast that will go towards further awareness projects. The creation and

distribution of an awareness leaflet is the main priority for the team in

the New Year, which will be funded by the money raised at the gig.


If this sort of things seems like something you’d be interested in – get

involved! We have eight traffik-free groups waiting for new people filled

with passion, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas. To find out more about these

groups email


STT South Belfast are one of these groups, they meet once a month in

the area to bounce ideas off each other, and become more aware of

what they can be doing to help stop human trafficking. If you’re around

the South Belfast area often and would like to get involved with this

team email or check out the Facebook page

for more information


Words by Laura Scott, Photos by Luke Holmes