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Ed Sheeran to play intimate show as part of War Child BRITs Week 2018

It's that man again.

Ed Sheeran is set to headline a special intimate show at Indigo at The O2 ahead of this year's BRIT Awards as part of the War Child BRITs Week 2018 lineup.

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The special performance will see Ed headline a show on February 19th. His headline gig will be joining a list of shows that includes Rag 'n' Bone Man, Jessie Ware, Laura Marling, Kygo, The Vamps, Wolf Alice, alt-J, The Amazons, Deaf Havana and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

The very special performance has been added as part of this year’s War Child BRITs Week. The series of gigs give fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in music in intimate venues across London while simultaneously raising money for children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Liana Mellotte, Head of Music, Entertainment & Development at War Child said:

“Every year at War Child, we dream about curating the perfect BRITs Week line up so all our donors, fans and partners have an amazing experience. The day that Ed Sheeran agreed to play this show our dreams came true.

"Ed’s performance completes an unbelievable 2018 line up, and it is set to be a highlight of BRITs Week 2018. It’s fantastic to be marking our 25th year by working with acts of this calibre. We want to say a huge thank you to Ed, and to all the artists dedicating their time and talent to help children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict. It means the world to us.”

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In 2017 War Child raised a phenomenal £567,000 by staging spectacular shows together with O2 as part of BRITs Week. Thousands of people applied for tickets to see artists including Craig David, Tinie Tempah, Richard Hawley and Paul Weller. The money helps fund War Child’s vital work delivering solutions protecting and educating children in some of the world’s worst conflict areas, such as Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraq, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.

As for Ed Sheeran, 2017 was undoubtedly his year. Releasing his 12 million-selling third studio album ÷ (or Divide) last March, it rapidly became the fastest-selling album by a male artist, ever, in the UK. Nominated for four BRIT Awards this year: British Male Solo Artist, British Single, Mastercard British Album of the Year and Britsh Artist Video of the Year, Ed will embark on a UK stadium tour throughout May/June 2018, including four nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.

So how do you get tickets for this show? The prize draw for entry opens at 9:00am Friday January 26th and closes on Monday February 12th. To enter the prize draw to win tickets to see the artist of their choice music fans can make a £5 donation at www.britsweekwarchild.co.uk.

To maximise the chance of winning, fans can enter as many times as they like.

The full War Child BRITS Week 2018 lineup is as follows:

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12th February: Jessie Ware, Bush Hall

13th February: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Sam Henshaw, Islington Assembly Hall

15th February: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Omeara

17th February: Laura Marling, St Giles in The Field

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19th February: Ed Sheeran, Indigo O2

20th February: Alt-J, The Garage

20th February: Wolf Alice, Gorilla (Manchester)

22nd February: Amazons, Omeara

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22nd February: The Vamps, Dingwalls

23rd February: Deaf Havana, Union Chapel

24th February: Kygo, Omeara