BRITS WEEK and O2 for War Child returns to venues across London around The BRIT Awards, which take place on 18 February, with proceeds from the shows going to the charity War Child.
The sixth edition of BRITS Week features Catfish and the Bottleman playing the first show at new venue Exhibition London (cap 3,000), Bastille and a six-strong choir at The London Palladium (2,286), and Jack Savoretti at Omeara (320).
Other acts doing shows between 8 and 22 February include Bombay Bicycle Club, Sigrid and Declan McKenna.
“Looking back at some of the amazing acts that have performed in BRITs Week to raise money for War Child – including Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, The 1975, Elbow, Mabel and Mahalia – you realise what an important celebration of the UK’s diverse music talent it has become,” says Geoff Taylor, chief executive of record industry association the BPI and the BRIT Awards.
“It is a fundamental element of the build-up to the BRIT Awards with Mastercard, and our partners AEG, O2 and War Child.”
An estimated £502,000 was raised for War Child UK through last year’s BRITs Week.