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 generously.
Gala For Grenfell
For one night only, Gala For Grenfell unites dancers from across the world of dance to raise relief funds for those whose lives have been seriously affected by the tragedy. The gala is imagined and directed by Arlene Phillips CBE.
The Gala will feature performances from leading dancers and dance companies, including; The Royal Ballet (featuring Edward Watson), Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, The Mariinsky Ballet (featuring Xander Parish), ZooNation and more. 30th July, takes place at The Adelphi.
The Big Swim
Set yourself 'the challenge of the summer' whilst spending the weekend in the gorgeous coastal villages of Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. Choose from a selection of races to challenge you, swim for fun or come back to beat your last year's personal best! If you are new to The Big Swim, welcome! Four levels to suit all abilities - takes place on 5th August.
The globally-renowned rock outfit have joined forces with homeless charity Passage to bring you a one-off fundraiser at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Tickets may be available from the venue - don't buy from resellers! Takes place on 19th August.
Punk Rock N Raise with melodic punskters Crashed Out, appearing at Think Tank in Newcastle on 25th August. The Graham Wylie Foundation?s main project at the moment is raising money raising funds to help build the new music therapy centre which will be run by Nordoff Robbins. It will also feature emerging punk bands Force Fed Lies and Zombiehater. The club-night Stay Gold, who will play pop punk classics till the early morning, will also follow up the night!
Macmillan Cancer Support
The Treatment, Napoleon, Room 94, Wearing Scars, Carcer City, Skarlett Riot, As December Falls and many more rock acts will support the Macmillan Fest at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on 2nd September. Tickets cost £15, there's a secret second stage headliner to be announced and plenty of hard-rock to enjoy.
Mike and the Mechanics
In support of Diabetes UK on 10th October at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, the ex-Genesis performer Mike Rutherford will assemble his Mechanics and guests for a one-off exclusive show. Tickets are in short supply but still available for this End Of Tour Party.
Watch this space for more events to be added soon!