O2 ‘ROCKWELL’ SET TO UNITE MUSIC GREATS AND NEW TALENT FOR ONE OFF CONCERT IN AID OF NORDOFF ROBBINS MUSIC THERAPY CHARITY
Exclusive Priority Tickets for O2 Customers
O2 and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity are proud to announce a one off concert, featuring unique collaborations from some of the UK’s greatest music talent at London’s most celebrated music venue, The O2.
Taking place on 11th September, O2 Rockwell in aid of Nordoff-Robbins will see influential musicians including Robert Plant and Tom Jones, sharing the stage with some of the best new talent to come out of the UK in recent times. This unique event will be a celebration of the amazing contribution that Nordoff-Robbins has made to Music Therapy and the music industry over the past 50 years.
The artists confirmed to play the event, with more to be announced, in no particular order includes…
Razorlight Tom Jones
Robert Plant Joss Stone
Ronan Keating Gaz Coombs & Danny Goffey (performing as Hot Rats)
Gabriella Cilmi Beverley Knight
Lulu Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling)
… with more artists coming together to plot and plan a very special Super Group to play for one night only, and legendary collaborations amongst the other artists, it truly will be the musical spectacular of the year.
One hundred percent of proceeds from the show will be donated to Nordoff-Robbins, and O2 customers will benefit from an exclusive priority ticket period on 3rd and 4th August, followed by a general release ticket sales period for non-O2 customers on Wednesday 5th August.
Mark Stevenson, Head of Sponsorship, O2 said, “O2 has been proudly supporting Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy for the last 8 years. Our O2 Priority scheme has allowed our customers to purchase over 500,000 tickets to events across the country and we are delighted to be able to offer them Priority Tickets to this unique event as well. In addition all proceeds will go directly to Nordoff-Robbins to help them continue to make a valuable difference to people’s children’s lives through music building on Telefonica O2’s support for children and young people.”
O2 has a long-standing commitment to supporting children and young people through its charity partnerships and its flagship youth programmes including the It’s Your Community scheme in the UK which has funded hundreds of projects aimed at young people and Pronino, an initiative tackling the problem of child labour across many countries in Latin America through education support for 100,000 young children.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy has established itself as THE charity of the music industry, with support from across the globe and patron’s that include David Bowie, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, George Michael, Cliff Richard, Keith Richards, Sting, Rod Stewart, and Paul Weller to name but a few. Since its inception back in 1959 when Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins put their individual talents together for a fantastic cause that has helped millions, it has gone on to host and benefit from some fantastic events.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is the UK’s largest music therapy charity and the O2 Rockwell event is part of its 50th year anniversary celebrations. It provides over 37,000 therapy sessions a year to disabled children, through its national centre in London and over 70 outreach programmes nationwide. Nordoff-Robbins does not receive statutory funding and needs to raise almost £3 million a year to continue to operate.
Ticket prices for Rockwell range from £50 to £65, and further information can be found at www.o2rockwell.com. Tickets will be available to O2 customers ONLY on the 3rd and 4th August - text ROCKWELL to 2402 to register.
Tickets will be on general release on 5th August from the following outlets:
The O2: www.theo2.co.uk
Gigantic : www.gigantic.com