War Child and O2 hosted a sold-out gig at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire yesterday with over 2000 British music fans enjoying an intimate gig headlined by Muse and supported by The Vaccines.
This event marks the start of War Child’s 20th Anniversary Year, and comes ahead of War Child’s Special Recognition Award to be presented at the BRIT Awards.
In addition to the live gig, hundreds of thousands tuned into LoveLive’s YouTube channel to watch the 2013 Brit-nominated band perform live and uninterrupted ‘ for free!
This is the fifth year of War Child and O2’s annual BRIT Awards Concert, hosted at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Having raised over £600,000 in the last four years, the night is a firm fixture on the music calendar and has staged unique performances from Coldplay, The Killers, Blur, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson.
2013 marks two decades of War Child’s unique work protecting the innocent victims of war. War Child UK has changed and saved the lives of over 800,000 children in the world’s most war-torn countries, children who would otherwise have been forgotten. From Bosnia, Chechnya and Rwanda to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo, War Child have given children the security, care, education and skills they need to build a better future for themselves.
War Child’s incredible achievements have been supported by the biggest artists of the last twenty years, the British music industry and music fans themselves.
For more information on War Child go to www.warchild.org.uk
Text SAFE to 70444 to donate £3 to War Child’s Appeal for children in Syria.
The BRIT Awards are broadcast live on ITV1 on 20th February at 8pm.