War Child presents Passport to BRITs Week together with O2

Artists announced as Bloc Party, Frank Turner, Professor Green, Jamie xx, Above & Beyond, Lianne La Havas, Florence + The Machine

Today, Wednesday 20 January, War Child is proud to announce the incredible line up for Passport to BRITs Week together with O2, a week 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 dedicated to providing protection to children caught in conflict.

Passport to BRITs Week will see indie innovators Bloc Party headlining Bush Hall in West London on Monday 15th February; hardcore troubadour Frank Turner playing his smallest show in years at Camden’s Monarch on Tuesday 16th February; multi-million selling Professor Green taking in East London with a show at Hackney’s Oslo on Wednesday 17th February; producer, mixer, DJ and member of The xx Jamie xx playing LN-CC on Sunday 21st February; world conquering dance act Above & Beyond heading to The Pickle Factory and singer songwriter Lianne La Havas playing an incredibly intimate Sofar Sounds living room gig on Tuesday 23rd February and BRIT Award winner Florence + The Machine headlining the beautiful St John at Hackney on Friday 26th February.

Produced by War Child together with O2 and part of BRITs Week 2016, these will be the smallest gigs making the biggest difference.

To enter the prize draw to win tickets to see the artist of your choice at Passport to BRITs Week gigs, make a small donation online at www.warchild.org.uk/passport or by texting PASSPORT to 88450 for information on how to enter through their smart phone.  Donations are £4.50 per entry. The draw opens tomorrow Wednesday 20 January.

 A limited number of tickets to all shows will be available exclusively to O2 customers via Priority. From Wednesday 20 January, O2 customers can enter into the prize draw to win tickets for a show through the O2 priority app. O2 are paying a donation to War Child for each ticket allocated. Terms apply, see o2.co.uk/terms when the prize draw is open.

 Liana Mellotte, Head of Music, Entertainment & Development at War Child says “We’re really excited by the fantastic artists who are generously giving up their time to support children affected by conflict. We’ve got a strong heritage of working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, from David Bowie to Muse and Stereophonics, to make a difference to children growing up in some of the toughest places in the world – and this year is no exception.”

Nina Bibby, Marketing and Consumer Director at O2 says “Music brings people together for shared experiences and can also be a powerful tool to drive meaningful change. At O2, we recognise this, which is why we’re proud to be continuing our longstanding partnership with War Child, as well as supporting BRITs Week in the run up to one of the most important dates in the UK music calendar. Through Priority, O2 customers can get exclusive access to these once-in-a-lifetime gigs, whilst also helping to make a real difference by supporting War Child with their invaluable work to help children who have been affected by war.”

Full line up:

  • February 15th: Bloc Party, Bush Hall, London
  • February 16th: Frank Turner, The Monarch, London
  • February 17th: Professor Green, Oslo, London
  • February 21st: Jamie xx, LN-CC, London
  • February 23rd: Above & Beyond, The Pickle Factory, London
  • February 23rd, Lianne La Havas, Sofar Sounds living room, London
  • February 26th: Florence + The Machine, St John at Hackney

Prize draw entry is available from www.warchild.org.uk/passport and closes at 23:59 10 February