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.
Teddy Rocks takes over Charisworth Farm in Blandford, Dorset from 27th to 30th April, featuring Twin Atlantic, Modestep, Scouting for Girls, Room 94 and more. Raising funds on its mission to help fight children's cancer.
OneFest takes over the Roundhouse in Camden from 12th to 15th May with four back-to-back nights featuring Frank Turner. Tickets cost £27.50 and are selling fast. OneFest is a UK based, not-for-profit, Community Interest Company designed to support the emergence of new talent.
Streets of London
With Bastille playing a unique stripped-back set with a string quartet and Billy Bragg at the Union Chapel in Islington on 22nd May. Tickets now sold-out. Streets of London helps people move away from the street and leave homelessness behind for good.
Heads-up a Comedy Gala for CAFT (Children's Adventure Farm Trust - www.caft.co.uk) on 27th May, featuring John Thomson and Jason Manford. CAFT provides holidays and day trips and Christmas parties to children who, for a variety of reasons, would never be given the opportunities taken for granted by their peers. Last few tickets.
Michael Head headlines People Powered #OurNHS with Hooton Tennis Club, Edgar Jones, Kathryn Williams and Steve Pilgrim at the Liverpool O2 Academy on 10th June, costing £20. The event aims to raise awareness of the current plight of the NHS. All proceeds will be donated to the Health Campaigns Together group (www.healthcampaignstogether.com).
Laugh Till It Hurts
in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on 4th July, featuring Felicity Ward, Andrew Lawrence, Kevin Eldon, Stewart Francis, Tim Key, Joe Wilkinson and Rich Wilson as MC at Leicester Square Theatre in London on 4th July, costing £15.
Watch this space for more events to be added soon!