Rita Ora, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Sway, Mystery Jets, Rudimental and the Noisettes will headline the O2 ‘Think Big’ Tour 2012, playing the O2 ABC Glasgow, the O2 Academies in Liverpool and Birmingham and the Indigo2 in London.

The tour will be staged entirely by young people who have volunteered to take part – from creating and building the sets, to lighting, hair and make-up. The Think Big tour recognises and celebrates young people (13-25) who have taken part in over 2,000 youth-led O2 Think Big projects in four special nights.

The confirmed headliners will be supported by O2’s Think Big Band, a group of ten young musicians who have been brought together by O2 and DJ Huw Stephens. Huw began his hunt for raw musical talent through social media and with support from O2 Think Big has created the opportunity for these ten young musicians to perform a new piece of music for the first time.

Dates and line-up:

Glasgow - Monday, 29 October 2012, from 7pm
Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Sway, O2 Think Big Band and four Think Big projects

Liverpool - Friday, 2 November 2012, from 7pm
Mystery Jets, O2 Think Big Band and five Think Big projects

Birmingham - Sunday, 4 November 2012, from 7pm
Rudimental, Noisettes, O2 Think Big Band and five Think Bog projects

London - Wednesday, 7 November 2012, from 7pm
Rita Ora, O2 Think Big Band and five Think Big projects

Tickets for each gig are a £5 charitable donation back to O2 Think Big to create more projects across the UK (plus £1.75 booking fee). If all tickets are sold to each gig, over 100 new Think Big projects could be created. For booking details see www.o2thinkbig.co.uk.

The Think Big Tour 2012 combines the best new music in Britain today with a celebration of youth projects from across the country.

Each night will feature performances by then headline acts, alongside showcases of successful O2 Think Big projects from around the country. O2 Think Big project leaders will get the chance to take to the stage to present their projects to an audience of thousands.

These projects will include the Free Running Educational Experience, Wiseupuk.org, Lab TV and Scheme to Dream.