Coldplay final act announced for War Child's Passport to BRITs Week together with O2

Multi BRIT and Grammy Award-winning Coldplay will perform at this year’s Passport to BRITs Week together with O2. The show, which takes place at indigo at The O2 on the evening of The BRIT Awards, Wednesday 24 February, will fundraise for War Child’s vital work providing protection to children whose lives are torn apart by conflict.

Renowned for their spectacular live shows, Coldplay have remained one of the biggest and most internationally successful bands in the world for over a decade. With a UK and European tour in June, including four nights at London’s Wembley Stadium, this will be the only chance to catch them in their smallest show for years. Produced by War Child together with O2 and part of BRITs Week 2016, these will be the smallest gigs making the biggest difference.

Tickets priced £75 go on sale 9.00 Monday 8 February. Fans can buy tickets or enter the prize draw to win tickets at www.warchild.org.uk/passport or by texting PASSPORT to 88450 for information via their smart phone. Donations are £4.50 per entry and the draw is open from 9.00 Monday 8 February until 23.59 on Friday 19 February.

Every penny goes directly to help children across the Middle East and Africa who are living with the brutal effects of war.

O2 customers can get Priority Tickets 48 hours before general release from Saturday 6 February via the O2 Priority app. From Tuesday 9th February O2 customers can also enter into a prize draw to win VIP tickets for the show. O2 are paying a donation to War Child for each ticket allocated via the prize draw. Terms apply, see o2.co.uk/terms.

The Coldplay performance marks a spectacular line up of activity for War Child’s Passport to BRITs Week together with O2, a series of fundraising gigs offering fans exclusive access to some of the biggest names in music in the most intimate venues – all in aid of the charity.  Also performing will be Bloc Party, Frank Turner, Professor Green, Jamie xx, Above and Beyond, Lianne La Havas and Florence + The Machine.

“We’re delighted to play this special show for War Child to raise funds for their crucial work with children dealing with the aftermath of conflict” said Coldplay.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Coldplay back to perform their second gig for War Child” said Liana Mellotte, Head of Music & Entertainment at War Child. “The show in 2009 was incredibly memorable and featured guest performances from Gary Barlow, Brandon Flowers and Bono. War is a desolate and traumatic time for children, and this intimate show will help us bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable children.”

Nina Bibby, Marketing and Consumer Director at O2 said “We’re proud of our heritage of putting on once-in-a-lifetime shows with War Child, with the proceeds helping to raise invaluable funds for children affected by war. With the opportunity to purchase tickets 48 hours before general sale via O2 Priority, customers can see an intimate Coldplay show whilst also helping to raise money for a very worthy cause.”

Full BRITs Week line up to date:

  • February 15: Bloc Party, Bush Hall, London
  • February 16: Frank Turner, The Monarch, London
  • February 16: Jack Garratt, Heaven, London
  • February 17: Professor Green, Oslo, London
  • February 18: Bring Me The Horizon, Brixton Electric, London
  • February 19: Public Service Broadcasting, Brooklyn Bowl, London
  • February 21: Jamie xx, LN-CC, London
  • February 23: Above & Beyond, Pickle Factory, London
  • February 23: Lianne La Havas, Sofar Sounds living room, London
  • February 24: Coldplay, indigo at The O2, London
  • February 26: Florence + The Machine, St John at Hackney

Prize draw entry for BRITs Week is available from www.warchild.org.uk/passport