Friday, 29 January 2010

War Child Presents : Kasabian, La Roux, Calvin Harris + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

War Child presents:


Tuesday 16th February 2010

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

War Child and O2 are proud to announce an exclusive concert boasting the biggest and best British artists in one of London's most intimate legendary venues.

Kasabian, La Roux, Calvin Harris (performing a DJ set) and some very special guests will be coming together in aid of War Child for one very special evening at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Following that evening’s Brit Awards, just 2,000 fans will bear witness to this amazing line up of Brits nominated artists, celebrating the very best in British music and music's power to change people's lives.

War Child's annual post-Brits party follows in the footsteps of last years concert at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which featured performances from The Killers and Coldplay with special guest appearances from Gary Barlow and Bono, expect some surprises this year too!

War Child is supported for the evening by O2 to celebrate the successful first year of the O2 Academy venues.

All profits will go to aid War Child's work with children in war zones across the world.

Quote from Kasabian: “War Child’s work is absolutely vital. Simple! They have done so many beautiful things and to help raise money for them to extend the reach of their amazing work is a huge honour. It will be an inspirational night all round!”

Quote from Mark Waddington, CEO, War Child: “The effects of war on children are not going away. Children are still recruited into armed forces, bombed and shot. And they are denied their right to health services and school because of war. This event will continue to remind people about the innocent victims of war and their plight, and it will raise much needed money to help War Child to continue extending our reach to benefit ever more children. The British music industry has, again, shown that it wants this injustice to be addressed and is doing something about it, all tribute to them.”

Sally Cowdry, Marketing Director at O2 said: “We’ve had a hugely successful first year providing great customer experiences through the O2 Academy venues. What better way to celebrate than to once again support this unique event and special cause?”

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Ticket prices are £50 and O2 customers can get Priority Tickets* from 9am Monday 1st Feb, for further information visit Tickets go onsale to the general public at 9am Wednesday 3rd Feb and can be booked through (all tickets subject to a booking fee)

*Priority Tickets are subject to availability, terms apply.

A Live Nation presentation

Absolute Radio and Evening Standard are the official media partners of the event.


War Child is an international charity, founded in 1993 in response to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. A UN award winning charity, War Child works in the world’s most dangerous war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. War Child aims to protect children who are hit hardest by war and its consequences including street children, child soldiers and children in prison. War Child is a UK registered charity number 1071659

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