Each year, children’s charity War Child UK present a series of intimate shows in preparation for the BRIT Awards. This year’s list of bands is a stellar selection of artists with Tinie Tempah, Lianne La Havas, Anne Marie, Rag’n’Bone Man, WSTRN, Craig David, Richard Hawley with special guest Paul Weller, Basement Jaxx, The 1975, Jack Savoretti, Rick Astley and Wild Beasts. That’s ten full days of music kicking off on 14 February.
Now in its eighth year, War Child’s BRITs Week aims to raise money in support of the charity’s work with children in war zones. Last year’s line up raised over £560,000 with Jack Garratt, Bring Me The Horizon, Frank Turner and more on the bill.
“This year’s line-up is once again testament to the musicians who generously donate their time, talent and unending commitment to protect the rights of children in the most horrendous circumstances.” says Liana Mellotte of War Child. “Words can’t really convey how grateful we are to them, to O2 and to our supporters around the UK who make this such a special time for War Child.”
To donate to War Child, who protect, educate and stand up for children in war, head to their website.