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BRITs Week does it for War Child

23 January 2019

LONDON WILL again play host to a series of shows by high-profile artistes performing in intimate venues, as part of the fund-raising War Child BRITs Week.

Returning for its fifth year, the concerts take place between 11 and 22 February, having raised around £650,000 for the charity last year.

Among acts taking part are IDLES, performing at the 100 Club (cap. 350), Frank Turner at Omeara (350), Jess Glynne at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (2,000) and The 1975 at The Garage (600).

“Working with our valued partners AEG, O2 and War Child, we continually strive to develop the event as a celebration of diverse British music, showcasing the next wave of exciting new talent and celebrating another phenomenal year for British music,” says BPI and BRIT Awards chief executive Geoff Taylor.

War Child BRITs Week will be partnering with fan-to-fan website Twickets for all shows, as the event’s face-value resale partner.

“We’re celebrating 10 years of partnering with O2, and with their support and the continued dedication of music fans together we’ve changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of the world’s most vulnerable children,” says War Child UK global music lead Jim Benner.

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