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.
The Zutons have announced a special home-town reunion gig in honour of the late Tramp Attack/ Hollyoaks man, Kristian Ealey who died in May, this year. The concert will take place on 30th September at Liverpool Guild of Students. Tickets cost £25.
Musicians Against Homelessness
Musicians Against Homelessness host a series of events across the UK this autumn, helping to raise awareness of the problems of homelessness in the UK with gigs featuring the likes of KAV (Stone Roses), John McCullagh, The Bronsons and many more from September to October, priced from just £5.50.
Rays of Sunshine
Rays of Sunshine with DNCE, Nicole Scherzinger, Fleur East, Lawson, 2015 X Factor winner Louisa Johnson and more at Wembley Arena on 24th October. Rays of Sunshine exists to grant the wishes of children livining in the United Kingdom with serious or life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3-18. Tickets range from £25 to £50.
Roar With Laughter
Back for its fifth year at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, Roar With Laughter will feature Dara Ó Briain, Seann Walsh, Alan Davies, Sara Pascoe, Kevin Eldon and Greg Burns on 18th November. Tickets range from £15 to £36.25, with funds raised in aid of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to help their work around the globe which helps combat illegal wildlife trade.
Punx Against Cancer returns to Wakefield's Warehouse 23 on 3rd December, featuring GBH, Vice Squad, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Lurkers, Drongos For Europe and Infa-Riot. Tickets cost £20, with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Merry Little Christmas concert at the iconic St Paul's Cathedral on 13th December. An eveningof celebrity readings and headline music performances as well as some traditional Christmas carols. Russell Watson is a special guest at this year's event, which will see Childline and Dame Esther Rantzen celebrate 30 years of Childline. Tickets on sale now, from £22.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Watch this space for more events to be added soon!