War Child BRITs Week together with O2 will be back in 2018 and has revealed details of its new line-up. The series of gigs gives fans the chance to enjoy intimate gigs from their favourite acts across London and for the first time since 2015, Manchester while simultaneously raising money and awareness for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Produced by AEG Presents, BPI and War Child, the charity for children affected by conflict, together with O2. This year’s stellar line-up includes Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Jessie Ware, Laura Marling, Kygo and many more.
Liana Mellotte, Head of Music, Entertainment & Development at War Child commented: “This year War Child turns 25 and has helped hundreds of thousands of children cope with the devastating effects of war. Since our first music fundraiser, it’s amazing and very humbling for us to be working with some of the world’s best music talent a quarter of a century later. It’s testament to the musicians who generously donate their time and talent to stand up for the rights of children in the most horrendous circumstances. Every year, we’re overwhelmed by the support of those musicians, their fans and our partners O2 who make this such a special time for War Child.”
Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards also commented: “BRITs Week is one of my favourite times of the year, when an eclectic mix of brilliantly talented artists come together in the exciting run up to the BRIT Awards to raise money and awareness for children whose lives are shattered by war, and at the same time celebrate the wonderful diversity of British music.
This year we have an amazing 10 gigs on 8 nights, when we as fans can enjoy intimate performances from outstanding artists, while being reminded of the incredible power of music to do good and to help change people’s lives for the better. We are thrilled to be supporting War Child on its 25th anniversary.”
War Child BRITs Week line-up details are below:
12th February Jessie Ware Bush Hall
13th February Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Samm Henshaw Islington Assembly Hall
15th February Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Omeara
17th February Laura Marling Giles in The Field
20th February Alt-J The Garage
20th February Wolf Alice Gorilla (Manchester)
22nd February Amazons Omeara
22nd February The Vamps Dingwalls
23rd February Deaf Havana Union Chapel
24th February Kygo Omeara
Tickets for this event go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 19th January at BRITs Week War Child website.