Rapper Aitch Launches Free Travel Scheme To Help People Access Culture This Summer06 July 2022 - Press release
Award-winning Mancunian rapper Aitch has announced the launch of The Aitch-S2, an initiative providing hundreds of people with the opportunity to enjoy a summer without limits - allowing them to break out of their hometowns to experience the best of what UK culture has to offer. Created in partnership with Relentless energy drink, the new Aitch-S2 will run for eight weeks offering under 25s free train tickets to UK festivals, gigs and nightlife between July and August.
As an artist who emerged outside of London and is known for supporting rising stars in his hometown of Manchester, Aitch is passionate about regional scenes, talents and cultures. The Aitch-S2 is an alternative travel scheme that offers young people the chance to apply for funding to cover rail travel costs to events in different cities, to help rebalance cultural accessibility outside of the M25 and spotlight bubbling music scenes across the UK.
With the return of music events and festivals also coinciding with the rising cost of transport and living, the initiative hopes to make a difference by removing some of the financial barriers that might restrict people from making the most of the first summer since the lifting of restrictions. The Aitch-S2 travel scheme will run for eight weeks from 5th July to 26th August. Under 25s from anywhere in the UK will be eligible to apply for free travel across the national rail network by visiting www.aitch-s2.com, with travel vouchers worth up to £100 allocated on a weekly basis.
Speaking on his involvement in the Relentless Aitch-S2 scheme, Aitch says: “I’m really excited to launch The Aitch-S2 with Relentless - there’s so much amazing culture around the UK, but for young people to experience it, they need to break out of their city limits, which is hard to do when its so expensive to travel outside your hometown. I don’t want anyone missing out on what is going to be a summer to remember, so this initiative will help young Brits get back out there and have fun, no matter the location.”
The launch of the Aitch-S2 initiative marks Aitch’s second year heading up the Relentless Without Limitscampaign, which aims to inspire the next generation to live, dream, dance and create without limits. As part of this year's without limits campaign, Aitch fans will also be able to win a day with the rapper via an on-can promotion that will be running from August.