Following last year’s inaugural event, War Child is delighted to announce the return of its autumn series of gigs, Safe & Sound. This year’s shows will feature MOBO award winning Stefflon Don and a night of Chess Club Records artists headlined by art-rock sensations Sundara Karma, to raise awareness of and funds for children affected by conflict.
Multi-lingual, multi disciplined rapper, singer and songwriter Stefflon Don will be bringing her live show to EartH’s intimate surroundings following her explosive Glastonbury and Wireless performances and release of latest single Phone Down. Fresh from selling out Brixton Academy for the second time this April & a homecoming Reading Festival show, Sundara Karma will headline a night presented by Chess Club Records & DIY also featuring Phoebe Green & Alfie Templeman.
Safe & Sound is set to become an annual event celebrating the best of alternative and leftfield artists and sits alongside War Child’s February series War Child BRITs Week Together With O2, where fans have a chance to see the biggest acts in intimate venues. This year’s series raised a staggering £502,657 with sold out performances from Jess Glynne, The 1975, Bring Me The Horizon, Idles, Mabel, AJ Tracey and many more.
The events will be raising awareness of the importance of mental health for young people and the psychosocial needs for children in war, alongside highlighting the mental health needs for those in the music industry.
War Child are thrilled to be partnering with Skiddle as the supporting sponsor and official ticketing partner for Safe & Sound, alongside DIY as the series’ official media partner and Radio X + Capital XTRA as radio partners of the Sundara Karma and Stefflon Don gigs respectively.
On her September 4th show Stefflon Don said: “I feel honoured that War Child have asked me to play a show for them. No child should have to deal with the consequences of war and the thought of them doing this is alone is heart breaking. War Child is an amazing charity protecting, educating and standing up for children affected by war.”
Sundara Karma added: “It’s very easy to disengage from the horror in this world but it is our moral duty to confront that right now there are children being denied a right to live and a future to look forward to. War Child are doing an outstanding job in raising awareness for the vulnerable and aiding those in need of help. We’re looking forward to the playing this show immensely and adding our voice to the cause.”
Rich Clarke, Head of Music and Events says “It’s really exciting to see War Child’s music events continue to reach diverse audiences and raise awareness of the crucial life-changing work being done with some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We’re constantly overwhelmed by the support we receive from the music industry and would like to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing artists, agents, labels and most importantly fans for their generosity and passion for the cause.”
These critically acclaimed acts join the incredible list of artists who have played War Child’s heralded shows including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Blur, Jessie Ware, Bring Me The Horizon, The Killers, Wolf Alice, Biffy Clyro, Take That and many more.
War Child presents Safe & Sound dates:
August 28th – Sundara Karma, Phoebe Green & Alfie Templeman – Earth Hall - £20 (inc fees) - https://www.skiddle.com/e/13592530
September 4th – Stefflon Don – EartH Hall - £20 (inc fees) - https://www.skiddle.com/e/13584455