Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Pub Landlord's Southbank Jukebox For War Child!!


Tuesday July 27, 2010, Royal Festival Hall, London

AL MURRAY, THE PUB LANDLORD; MADNESS; JASON MANFORD; plus special guests for War Child

War Child are proud to present ‘The Pub Landlord’s Southbank Jukebox’ a unique night of legendary British comedy and music, hosted and headlined by multi award-winning Al Murray, The Pub Landlord.

The Pub Landlord has selected a line-up of ‘top turns’ for the ultimate British night out. The People’s Publican will be joined by the nation’s finest music and comedy – for one night of the best entertainment you could find in any venue.

For his ‘Southbank Jukebox’, The Pub Landlord has recruited one of the most legendary names in British music: Madness, and one of Britain’s biggest comedy stars, Jason Manford. One further top musical turn will be announced soon.

Madness are one of Britain’s most successful ever pop acts with 17 top ten singles, and 214 weeks in the charts in the 1980s, their album ‘The Liberty Of Norton Folgate’ was one of 2009’s most acclaimed albums.

Jason Manford is 2010’s hottest comic star, the new host of ‘The One Show’, a captain on Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of Ten Cats’ and a major stand-up talent, he headlined the O2 Arena earlier this year.

The event will take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday July 27th, tickets are priced at £30 and £35 and will be on sale from 10am Thursday June 10th. Tickets are available from and All profits go to War Child.

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord says: “Join me for a night of top British entertainment on London’s Southbank with cast iron classic hit machine Madness. Who knows, maybe we’ll have won the World Cup by then? Or we’ll still be drowning our sorrows!”

Madness say: “"Madness are very proud to be able to support War Child. These kids are in circumstances no one should ever find themselves in and if we can help in any way then that sure is something"

Ben Knowles, Music Director of War Child says: “Not only will this be an evening of entertainment with a difference, but it is a night that can make a life-changing difference to children in war zones around the world.”

The funds raised will directly support War Child’s work with children suffering from the most brutal effects of war in the world’s harshest war zones. Child soldiers, child-led families, street children and child prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan, DR Congo and Uganda.

War Child have a proud and unique history with music and of high profile events. They have brought unique line-ups together on the same stage from U2, Brian Eno and Pavarotti in 1997; Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Keane and Peter Kaye in 2008; and last year Coldplay, The Killers, Gary Barlow and Bono at their annual post-Brits show.

About War Child
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 currently works in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict 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.

War Child looks forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war.