Mod icons set to play charity shows

by Modculture 21 February, 2008

In the next couple of months London will see performances from modernist icons at two charity events.

First up is the Childline Rocks fundraising event which takes place at the indigO2 on Thursday March 13th. Hosted by radio presenter and Old Grey Whistle Test fave ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, amongst the line-up are ’60s legends The Zombies, The Shadows drummer and songwriter Brian Bennett, Ian Paice and Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple, and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey.Teenage_c_2

Then in April the capital plays host to the annual Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at the Royal Albert Hall. The brainchild of Roger Daltrey, the series of shows help raise awareness and funds for the unique charity. The highlight of the 8th year of shows has to be the April 10th night, where Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene man Steve Craddock will perform an acoustic set together. This will then be followed by a performance from new soul songstress Duffy. Also of note is the following night, where contemporary Scottish garage rockers Figure 5 will open for The Fratellis. Tickets for both these shows are on sale tomorrow (Friday) morning from 10am, so don’t delay in booking.

For more information, including where to buy tickets for both events, click here for Childline Rocks and for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows click here.

  • colgonk

    Mod icons=Duffy?
    Not 100% convinced. She’s got a lovely voice and, well, she’s rather fit, but a ‘Mod icon’? Bit soon, no? She’s only about 20 years old?
    Mod icons=The Zombies & The Shadows…so they’re not playing Butlins this year then?