Gigs & Festivals

Coxon, Albarn, Sheeran booked for Brits pre-party

By | Published on Thursday 2 February 2012

Ed Sheeran

So, Ed Sheeran is to top the performance roster at an official BRIT Awards pre-party being sponsored by O2 and taking place at the Shepherds Bush Empire, which also bears the tel co’s name these days. Though it’s not all about selling phones, the event will be staged in aid of the rather excellent War Child charity.

Sheeran, a four-time nominee in this year’s BRITs stakes, will be flanked on the live line-up by Dry The River and special guests Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, who will play an acoustic set in recognition of the fact that Blur are due an Outstanding Contribution To Music statuette at the fast-approaching BRITs bash on 21 Feb.

The charity show takes place two days earlier on 19 Feb. Says Sheeran: “War Child does amazing music events for such a great cause. To be asked to play is an absolute honour”.

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