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.
Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott play a special fundraising git at Dublin's Vicar Street on 12th October in aid of the Children of Gaza. Tickets cost €40.
Roar With Laughter
Roar With Laughter returns to Hammersmith's Eventim Apollo this October on 17th for their annual London Zoo fund-raiser, featuring Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, Stewart Lee, Lucy Porter, Greg Burns and more. Tickets start at £16, rising to £36 plus fees.
Oxjam takes over New Cross and Bath venues on 18th October, with the line-up for the New Cross event featuring: Danny and the Moonlighters, Erika, Elephants and Castles, Debbie Aramide, Fell Runners, Hugh, Rivieras, Maui, MOVIE, Savage Nomads, Hollydale (DJ Set), Breton Labs (DJ Set), Deadly Rhythm (DJ Set), Matagot, Leiik, Tweed and Hyenas, Bled White Boy, Bunki, Lazarvs, Discount Orchestra, Koa Sound, Beat Diplomacy, Scrambles, Rafiki, Lazy Heart Parade, The Craven Braves, Moniker (DJ Set), Chris Inperspective (DJ Set), De'Borah, Jessica Joy Allen, Aquitaine, Ukairo3, Marwah, Sula Mae, Oliver Daldry. Tickets cost £10 (£8 for students) for New Cross or £5 for the Bath event. Proceeds go to Oxfam.
Little Noise Sessions
Back after a break in 2013, and also back at Islington's Union Chapel, the event curated by Jo Whiley will feature Jake Bugg plus guests on 22nd October, with David Gray plus guests on 23rd. Tickets cost £37.50 per night, with proceeds going to Mencap.
Tony Blackburn's Soul Night Out
Tony Blackburn's Soul Night Out will feature The Brand New Heavies, Linda Lewis, Si Cranstoun, Jaki Graham, Denise Pearson, Shakatak, The British Soul Collective and Loose Ends at Camden's KOKO on 4th November. Tickets cost £30, with profits going to Children in Need.
Michael McIntyre has a special Work-in Progress show at London's Duchess Theatre on 10th November, with funds raised going to Julia's House (www.juliashouse.org) - providing respite and palliative care for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions in Dorset and South Wiltshire. Tickets now sold out
The Varukers, Abrasive Wheels, Drongos For Europe, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Sick on the Bus and more play a "Punx against Cancer" gig at Warehouse 23 in Wakefield on Saturday 6th December. Tickets cost just £15.