16 January, 2018

War Child BRITs Week announced with Alt J, Wolf Alice & many more

London, will once again, play host to an array of special gigs for War Child, and for the first time since 2015, Manchester will host a special show. So far the acts announced are... Rag 'n' Bone Man, Jessie Ware, Laura Marling, Kygo, The Vamps, Wolf Alice, alt-J, The Amazons, Deaf Havana and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.


Ticket prize draw opens and tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 19 January at www.britsweekwarchild.co.uk.


Full line up:
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 - St 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

Liana Mellotte, Head of Music, Entertainment & Development at War Child says;
“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”
In 2017 War Child raised a phenomenal £567,000 by staging spectacular shows together with O2 as part of BRITs Week. Thousands of people applied for tickets to see artists including Craig David, Tinie Tempah, Richard Hawley and Paul Weller. The money helps fund War Child’s vital work delivering solutions protecting and educating children in some of the world’s worst conflict areas, such as Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraq, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.