Russell Brand Announces All Star Gig At Wembley Arena 'Give It Up For Comic Relief' On 6th March 2013

01 Feb 2013
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Russell Brand Announces All Star Gig At Wembley Arena 'Give It Up For Comic Relief' On 6th March 2013

Russell Brand Announces All Star Gig At Wembley Arena 'Give It Up For Comic Relief' On 6th March 2013

Friday 1st February 2013, Russell Brand launches 'Give It Up for Comic Relief', to raise money for and create awareness of, people in the UK affected by drug and alcohol addiction.   

'Give It Up for Comic Relief' is an extraordinary concert produced by Live Nation held at Wembley Arena on 6th March, featuring top music acts including:  Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sande and Nicole Scherzinger.  The night will also include comedy acts Simon Amstell, Frankie Boyle, Russell Brand, Doc Brown, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Eddie Izzard, Jason Manford, with other acts due to be announced in the lead up to the concert. 

The 'Give It Up for Comic Relief' gig will be on BBC Three, with backstage coverage hosted by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 and a highlights package broadcasted on BBC One. 

Kevin Cahill, CEO at Comic Relief says: 'Comic Relief has funded work tackling substance abuse for many years. We were thrilled when Russell Brand offered to highlight the issue and raise funds to help tackle the problem. It's a perfect use of his celebrity profile to front the Give It Up for Comic Relief gig and work behind the scenes to put it all together. He has played a blinder.'

Money raised from ticket sales as part of 'Give It Up for Comic Relief' will go to help support people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.




MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.rednoseday.com/giveitup

Tags: Russell Brand - Jake Bugg - Paloma Faith - Noel Gallagher - Kasabian - Jessie J - Rizzle Kicks - Emeli Sande - Nicole Scherzinger - Simon Amstell - Frankie Boyle - Jimmy Carr - Noel Fielding - Eddie Izzard - Jason Manford

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