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.
Stewart Lee heads-up Stand Up for the Loss Foundation at the Union Chapel on 16th June, also featuring Kerry Godliman, Paul Sinha, Andy Parsons, Felicity Ward and Dana Alexander. Tickets cost £25, with all profits going to the Loss Foundation (www.thelossfoundation.org) - a registered charity providing support to people who have lost loved ones to cancer.
Cee-Lo Green, Mark Ronson and Morris Day and the Time to feature in two special Prince tribute gigs at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 24th and 25th June, brought to you by Autism Rocks (www.autism.rocks). Tickets on sale now, costing £35 per night with all proceeds to the Autism Research Trust which raises funds to support the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.
Sentebale on 28th June with Coldplay, Laura Mvula, George the-Poet and more at Kensington Palace in London, helping to raise funds for the charity Sentebale (www.sentebale.org) - a charity founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of the Lesotho Royal Family. They help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho in Africa get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives, working with local grass-roots organisations to help these children - the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Tickets on sale now.
Wings and Wheels
Wings and Wheels returns to Dunsfold Aerodrome over the August bank holiday weekens, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2016. The event celebrates the long history of British aviation and motoring and helps to raise funds for the Brooklands Museum and Help for Heroes. Tickets cost £22 for adult day tickets or £50 for family day tickets (2 adults and 3 children).
The Big Swim
Taking place yearly at Port Gaverne Beach in Cornwall, The Big Swim helps to raise funds for local charities that support our fragile coastal communities. The 2016 event features Super Serious Swim, Serious Swim, Not So Serious Swim and Little Swim categories. The event takes place on Sunday 28th August with tickets range from £14 to £22.50 and £44.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Fest 2016 takes place at Rock City/ Stealth in Nottingham on 3rd September, boasting an impressive line-up of rock and metal, including Sikth, InMe, Area 11, Blood Youth, Liberty Lies, Patriot Rebel, Seafret, The Qemists and more across four spaces. Tickets cost just £15.
Kaiser Chiefs head-up "Rock 'N' Raise" with Kodaline at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on 11th September. Tickets on sale this Friday (3rd June) at 9am from £25 with funds raised going to Teenage Cancer Trust, Nordoff Robbins and the Graham Wylie Foundation.
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.
Watch this space for more events to be added soon!