All for charity - the biggest names in music and comedy unite to appear in charity shows
Check our round-up for the best fundraising events across the UK and Ireland. Tickets are on sale now, unless otherwise stated.
Many of the UK and Ireland's leading charities organize fundraising shows up and down the country in the hope that the public will part with a few spare hours to attend and, most importantly, a few spare pounds to help each one in their quest to make life easier for those in peril.
Below is a chronological guide to many such charity events due to take place in the next few months. Please note that prices quoted are exclusive of fees, some of which have been waived or reduced by the ticket agents. Please give, laugh and rock generously.
Peter Hook and the Light to perform Factory Records icons Joy Division's entire catalogue for special fundraiser on 18th May at Maclesfield's Christ Church. "So This is Performance - the Complete works of Joy Division" celebrates the life of the late Ian Curtis, marking exactly 35 years since his passing. All proceeds go to The Epilepsy Society (www.epilepsysociety.org.uk) and The Churches Conservation Trust.
Crispy Ambulance will be curating a short festival of art, culture and music at Cholrton's Dulcimer on 3rd June with appearances from Spectral Bazaar (music), with films from David Dunnico and AlbinoMosquito, sculpture from Rachel Ramchurn, poetry from Tony Walsh, visual content from Danka Chitryn - proceeds to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Wings and Wheels
Wings and Wheels is a family day-out held at Dunsfold Park in Surrey and benefits charities such as Help for Heroes. This year's event takes place in August over two days and will feature exciting air displays, motoring feats and several attractions for all ages. Adults £20, Kids £6 and Family options from £45.
Nitin Sawhney heads up a special appreciation of late Cream bassist Jack Bruce with Sunshine of Your Love - Celebrating the Life and Music of Jack Bruce In Aid of EACH at London's Roundhouse venue on 24th October. Performers include Sawhney, Ginger Baker, Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Mark King, Liam Bailey and more...
Watch this space for more events to be added soon!