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First BRITs Week 2016 gigs announced

Bring Me The Horizon, Public Service Broadcasting and Jack Garratt will headline exclusive gigs as part of BRITs Week 2016, together with O2, in the lead up to the BRIT Awards!

BRITs 2016 Critics’ Choice winner Jack Garratt will headline the Universal Music UK show at Heaven on Tuesday 16th February. Bring Me The Horizon will top the bill as part of Sony Music UK’s night at the Electric Brixton on Thursday 18th February, supported by Sundara Karma and Zibra. Public Service Broadcasting will headline Brooklyn Bowl at The O2 on Friday 19th February, representing the independent label sector. Full supports for these shows, as well as the line-up for the Warner Music UK gig, will be announced soon… Keep your eyes peeled for more details!

Tickets for all the shows go on sale here at 9am on Friday 29 January. They’ll cost a very reasonable £20 each, with a contribution from all sales going to War Child.

A limited number of tickets to all shows will be available exclusively to O2 customers via Priority. From today, O2 customers can get tickets 48 hours before general release through the O2 Priority app. From Friday they can enter into a prize draw to win tickets for a show. O2 are paying a donation to War Child for each ticket allocated via the prize draw. Terms apply.

Jack Garratt, Bring Me The Horizon and Public Service Broadcasting are the latest additions to what is shaping up to be an incredible BRITs Week 2016, raising funds for War Child. Last week War Child announced its ‘Passport to BRITs Week’ gigs which will see the likes of Jamie xx, Florence + The Machine, Lianne La Havas and Bloc Party playing intimate shows around the capital the week before the BRITs. Find out more details here.

BRITs Week 2016 will also see TOPMAN hosting a pop-up stage at their Oxford Circus flagship store from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 February, the programme will see emerging talent from The BRIT School and the Mayor of London Gigs Programme. The stage will move to the Museum of London on Sunday 21 February.

BRITs Week together with O2 is a joint partnership between the BPI and AEG (one of the world’s leading live music promoters and owner of The O2, London), O2 and London First, a business membership organisation with the mission to make the capital the best place in the world to live and work. London & Partners, the official promotional company for London, are on board as media partners supporting the event on its flagship website and across social media.

In celebration of the most prestigious night in the UK music calendar, BRITs Week 2016 will present a series of one-off gigs and events in London including exclusive shows curated by a different record label. Warner Music UK, Sony Music UK, Universal Music UK and the independent label sector each book their own gigs to showcase their most exciting new talent, with War Child presenting their annual BRIT Awards Show and Passport Back to BRITs Week series of shows.

A ‘Creative Network’ event will return which will incorporate key organisations and players from not only the UK music industry, but also the fashion, tech, arts, gaming and film industries, in what is the most high profile focus on British arts and culture of the year. 

BRITs Week 2015 helped contribute to the £500k raised for War Child across all the activity for the awards show.

The BRIT Awards 2016 with MasterCard will be held at The O2 in London on Wednesday 24 February and will be broadcast live on ITV.