‘Blur reunion’ scheduled for pre-Brit Awards fundraising gig


Blur members Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon will be among the special guests at this year’s Brit Awards party, which will take place two nights before the official prize-giving ceremony, aiming to raise money for the War Child charity.

Multi-nominee Ed Sheeran is to headline the event, with other guests Dry The River also booked along side Albarn and Coxon who are due to perform an acoustic set. The two bandmates are then set to reunite on-stage with Alex James and Dave Rowntree at the Brit Awards event itself, when they will perform live after picking up the Outstanding Contribution gong.

“War Child’s annual BRIT Awards show has become a unique and important date in the music calendar, with some of the biggest and best musical talent coming together to support War Child,” Ben Knowles, Music Director of War Child has said.

“We believe music can make a difference, it can change lives. This year’s amazing line-up will prove that – it will make for a stunning, unforgettable night and one that will raise money to help thousands of children affected by war. We’re very grateful to all the acts and O2 for their fantastic support.”

The War Child and O2 party will take place at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, having raised over £500,000 in the last three years.

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