Today, BRITs Week 24 for War Child have announced their phenomenal 2024 line-up. The incredible series of gigs gives fans the unforgettable opportunity to see intimate one-off performances from some of the biggest and most exciting names in music in some of the UK’s best venues. Since BRITs Week’s inception in 2009, the shows have raised more than £7 million for War Child to help children whose lives have been torn apart by war.
BRITs Week for War Child will take place around The BRIT Awards 2024 with Mastercard on Saturday 2nd March, with artists playing in venues across the capital and beyond.
Kicking off the proceedings on 19th February will be singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot, performing his ballads in London’s stunning Union Chapel. Also performing on 19th February down in Brighton are rock royalty You Me At Six. The following night on 20th February, London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire will see beloved band Keane take to the stage for an unforgettable evening. BRITs Week is set to dominate the capital city on 21st February with three stellar shows.Rising indie pop star Baby Queen, who recently released her acclaimed second album, will dazzle at Lafayette. Over in West London, at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, BRIT award-winning and multi-platinum-selling Manchester rapper Aitch will undoubtedly storm the stage with his acclaimed live show. Elsewhere, the much loved indie rock band Ash will play the iconic 100 Club for the first time in their 30 year career. On 23rd February, renowned electronic heavy-hitters Pendulum will bring their high-tempo set to central London’s HERE at Outernet. Sleaford Mods, the Nottingham duo known for their distinctive post-punk sound, will dominate the stage at London’s Scala on 28th February. Two of the industry's most exciting newcomers CMAT and Venbee will take to the stage at Bush Hall and Omeara respectively, both on 1st March. Culminating another year of BRITs Week shows will be one of the country’s most talked-about bands, and winners of the BRITs Rising Star 2024 award and the BBC Sound poll, The Last Dinner Party who will close the series at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on 4th March.
BRITs Week 24 for War Child lineup:
19th February - Cian Ducrot - Union Chapel, London
19th February - You Me At Six - Concorde 2, Brighton
20th February - Keane - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
21st February - Ash - The 100 Club, London
21st February - Baby Queen - Lafayette, London
21st February - Aitch - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
23rd February - Pendulum - HERE at Outernet, London
28th February - Sleaford Mods - Scala, London
1st March - CMAT - Bush Hall, London
1st March - Venbee - Omeara, London
4th March - The Last Dinner Party – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
BRITs Week is produced by AEG Presents, BPI, Bauer Media Audio UK and War Child, the charity for children affected by conflict. Proceeds from the shows will help to support War Child’s work that aims to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery - keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future.
To enter the prize draw and win tickets to see the artist of their choice, fans can make a £7 donation for one entry, a £15 donation for three entries, or a £30 donation for fifteen entries, to War Child. To maximise the chance of winning, fans can enter as many times as they like. Click HERE for the prize draw which is open now. See the website for more details on the prize draw’s closing dates.
There will also be a limited number of tickets for each show on sale. The War Child pre-sale will be available at 10AM on Thursday 18th January for all those who subscribe HERE before 3PM on Wednesday 17th January. Tickets will be on general sale from 10AM on Friday 19th January.
Joining as partners for BRITs Week 24 is Bauer Media Audio, with its stations Absolute Radio, Hits Radio, Kerrang! Radio and KISS all promoting the series of special gigs, including offering a chance for listeners to win their way in.
Clare Sanders-Wright, Senior Music Manager at War Child says: “I am so excited to announce the lineup for BRITs Week 2024 and thankful to all of the brilliant artists donating their time to raise vital funds in aid of War Child. The past year is one that we will never, ever forget. Children have paid with their homes and their lives for wars they didn’t start. And then, there are the children who don’t make the headlines – children who might be completely forgotten. But there is hope. War Child help children put the pieces back together. The money raised from BRITs Week 2024 will help War Child keep children safe. Whether it’s mental health first aid, food, or shelter, War Child work in the hardest-to-reach places to ensure that children and their families have hope for a brighter future. We are so grateful to the artists and our partners for supporting BRITs Week 24. Thank you.”
Dr. Jo Twist OBE, BPI Chief Executive, says: “BRITs Week is an integral part of the excitement that surrounds The BRIT Awards with Mastercard, allowing more fans the chance to experience its celebration of great British music in all its rich diversity. Crucially, it raises vital funds to support the work of War Child on behalf of children experiencing conflict around the world - work which has never been more critical. This year we have another brilliant line up of must-see gigs, and the BPI thanks our partners AEG Presents, Bauer Media Audio UK and War Child, and, of course, the amazing artists and their record labels, whose passionate support makes it all possible.”
Simon Jones, Senior Vice President, Live Music International, at AEG says: “The fact that BRITs Week is able to continue for another incredibly strong year is testament to the support that it has endured from all across the industry over the years. Being able to put these shows together with our partners BPI and War Child is a privilege, and raising very valuable funds especially at this time for such an important charity. Our appreciation goes out to all of the managers, artists and labels that continue to support this important industry fixture, and of course to all of the fans who buy the tickets to see these acts in such intimate surroundings.”
Ben Cooper, Chief Content & Music Officer for Bauer Media Audio UK says: “It’s a privilege to be partnering with War Child and for Bauer Audio brands to be hosting this year’s incredible line up of BRITs Week gigs. The ability to showcase such a diverse range of artists highlights the strengths of all of our stations with incredible acts for every single listener to tune in to - whether that’s on KISS or Kerrang! Radio, Absolute Radio or Hits Radio. Bringing these live events to our audience will allow us to shine a light on the vital work of helping children that are the victims of conflicts across the globe.”