On Monday 2nd November 2009, Brixton Academy will be the venue for a charity bash, featuring superstars of British music and comedy.
Concert for CARE will feature Gary Barlow, Rob Brydon, Dara O'Briain, Damien Rice, David Walliams and CARE International ambassador David Arnold - with more acts to be announced. David Arnold also happens to be a Grammy Award-winning composer of music for film and TV, with his credits including James Bond and the cult TV series Little Britain.
Proceeds from the show will go to CARE international - one of the largest international relief and humanitarian organizations in the world. Speaking about the event, organiser David Arnold had this to say:
I have wanted to do this concert from the day I met a 20 year old woman in Rwanda who was orphaned at 14, is HIV positive and has to look after her two younger brothers. Without CARE's support she would be unable to keep them in school, feed them or keep a roof over their heads. I have asked my colleagues from the music and comedy world to get together to help raise money and awareness of the amazing work CARE does all over the world.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday 18th September) at 9AM, costing £30 + booking fee.
It seems that Jimmy Carr is not appearing at this event - despite being listed as such via many ticket sites earlier (and in some cases, still).
Updated line-up (correct, as of 29th Oct): David Arnold, Gary Barlow, Badly Drawn Boy, Rob Brydon, James Corden, Speech Debelle, Kaiser Chiefs, Dara O'Briain , Damien Rice, Beth Rowley, David Walliams and James Dean Bradfield.