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War Child BRITs week 2017

Get exclusive access to some of the biggest names in music in the most intimate venues. And support War Child's vital work with children living in conflict areas.

What's happening?

We've partnered with War Child and BRITs Week to bring together some of the best British artists to play a series of unique fundraising gigs. So you could get exclusive access to some of the biggest names in music at the most intimate venues – all in aid of the charity that provides protection, education and support to children in war zones. Interested? Scroll down to see which artists we've got lined up and how to win tickets.

Get involved

Take a selfie

Dig out your favourite band t-shirt and strike a pose.

Share it on social media

Upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #WearItForWarChild.

Keep your fingers crossed

If you win the draw, we'll get in touch over social media.

Rag'n'Bone Man

Tuesday 14 February – Clapham Grand

He's the winner of the BRITS Critics' Choice Award. His single Human reached#1 on iTunes in 31 countries. And he's starting his sell-out tour in April.

Tinie Tempah

With special guests Lianne La Havas, Anne-Marie and Darline
Tuesday 14 Feb – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

After shooting to prominence in 2010 with his#1 single Pass Out, Tinie Tempah has been on an unstoppable journey. Since then, he's had six more UK#1 hits, performed at the Olympic closing ceremony and famously high-fived Prince William. And he's even won a couple of BRIT Awards along the way.

Craig David presents TS5

Thursday 16 February – Electric Brixton

From a UK Garage pioneer to a mainstream multi-million album seller, Craig David consistently outdoes expectation and continues to push musical boundaries. His 16 year career has spanned Ivor Novello awards, huge success in America and two#1 hits. And despite his commercial success, he's still adored by his fans for his down-to-earth nature.

An evening of acoustic music from Richard Hawley

With special guest Paul Weller
Thursday 16 February – Union Chapel

Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and producer Richard Hawley rose to prominence as a member of both Pulp and Longpips. He soon established himself as a solo artist and has been nominated twice for the Mercury Prize. His collaborations with Elbow, Arctic Monkeys, Shirley Bassey and many more make him one of the most versatile artists of his generation.
Joining Hawley will be Paul Weller, an undisputed legend of British rock music, who won the 2006 BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Best known as the frontman of iconic punk band The Jam and for his extensive solo career, Weller will head off on a UK tour in March.

Biffy Clyro

Monday 20 February – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

When Biffy Clyro bunked off school at the age of fifteen to play their first ever gig, they probably didn't imagine that they'd one day be touring the world with their music. Now seven albums in, they've topped album charts and headlined sets at festivals including Reading and Leeds.

Basement Jaxx

Tuesday 21 February – Dingwalls

Since starting life as underground producers and party promoters in 1995, Basement Jaxx have taken the sound of London, SW9 to the world. They've sold over 3 million albums. And as a legendary live act, they've played The Hollywood Bowl twice and headlined the Main Stage at Glastonbury.

Jack Savoretti

Tuesday 21 February – Hoxton Hall

Jack Savoretti is an artist who's truly passionate about leading his own musical direction. Known for his autobiographical lyrics and husky voice, his musical style is now as unmistakable as it is captivating. His new album, Sleep No More, is set to establish Jack as one of the UK's biggest male artists.

The 1975

Tuesday 21 February – The Dome

The 1975 have come a long way since forming a band when they were in school. Their heart-on-sleeve lyrics and diverse sound have gained them a huge and devoted fanbase. And with chart-topping albums and a US tour behind them, they're one of the most successful British bands of the past few years.

Rick Astley

Thursday 23 February – Jazz Café

Rick Astley is one of the most distinctive voices of British pop music, having sold over 40 million records throughout his career spanning three decades. His iconic debut single Never Gonna Give You Up reached#1 in 16 countries, won the BRIT Award for British Single in 1988, and decades later became a viral sensation.

Wild Beasts

Friday 24 February – Omeara

Having released their first single Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants in 2006, Wild Beasts have gone on to produce five stunning albums. Their latest offering, Boy King, combines raw pop with bracingly honest lyrics, and has been described by band member Hayden Thorpe as "apocalyptic". Don't miss out on their exclusive Friday night gig at Omeara.

Walking On Cars

Friday 24 February – Oslo Hackney

Starting out as five school friends in the tiny Irish town of Dingle, Walking On Cars have become one of Ireland's most popular bands. They spent two years touring Ireland to build up their fan base, and went on to sell out three London headline shows. And they've even had two top 30 hits and an iTunes chart smash.

How do I get involved?

Fancy winning tickets to see the artist of your choice? Enter the prize draw now. All you have to do is post a selfie wearing your favourite band t-shirt with #WearItForWarChild to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

What does War Child do?

War Child is a charity that aims to reach children in conflict zones as soon as possible. They keep children safe, give them an education and equip them with skills for the future. And they help to tackle the root causes of war.

​The charity runs projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria and Uganda. Their main goal is to increase the scale of War Child's work and reach 260,000 children by 2019. Projects include protecting unaccompanied minors, refurbishing damaged schools, providing free helplines for abused children and running community groups in refugee camps.

 

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Got a question?

How do I enter the prize draw?
You can enter by sharing a selfie in your favourite band t-shirt with #WearItForWarChild to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Who can enter?
The draw is open to anyone aged 18 or over. If you're an employee or contractor at War Child, or you've got a family member who is, you won't be eligible.
When will the prize draw take place?
The prize draw opens for entries at 09:00 on Friday 20th January 2017. The draw for each show will close at 23:59, seven days before the show.
How will I know if I’ve won?
If you're a winner we'll contact you through your social media or email address.
Is there a number I can call for help?
Call 0844 856 0202 if you’ve got any questions.