Announced today, War Child BRITs Week with O2 is set to return with a stellar line-up of talent tapped for 2018. Alongside Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Jessie Ware, Laura Marling, Kygo and The Vamps, alt-J, The Amazons, Wolf Alice, Deaf Havana and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have all been confirmed to play exclusive shows in some of the country’s finest S-sized venues (think Dingwalls, Bush Hall and The Garage).
Giving fans a rare opportunity, the biggest names in music will play a series of gigs in intimate venues across London – and Manchester (for the first time since 2015) – concurrently raising money and awareness for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. From supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and promoting justice for young people in detention in Afghanistan, War Child UK aims to understand children’s needs – and put them at the centre of the solution.
“BRITS Week is one of my favourite times of the year,” notes Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards Geoff Taylor, “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.”
Gigs run from 12th February with the respective prize draws for tickets open this Friday – 19 January – at 9am; head here to make your ultimate wish list.