Chart-topping trio Years & Years will play a special acoustic gig for charity.
The band, fronted by LGBT activist and former GT cover star Olly Alexander, will be holding the unplugged Christmas show on 12 December at Islington’s Union Chapel in aid of homelessness charity Shelter.
Olly said: “We’re linking up with Shelter for the first time and putting on a cute intimate performance to help mark their 50th anniversary. We’re hoping our fans will come see us and show support for Shelter’s amazing work.
“No child should have to face homelessness at any time, let alone Christmas. We’re very, very happy to be able to do our part to help [Shelter] make sure no-one is left to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.”
Years & Years will be supported by some very special guests, and the night will feature one-off collaborations.
Campbell Robb, Shelter’s chief executive, said: “This is a fantastic way to help Shelter this Christmas, and enjoy an exclusive performance from Years & Years – who we’re thrilled to have supporting us for the first time.
“News of the devastating rise in homeless children will bring heartache to millions of people across Britain. But the sad fact is, fifty years since Shelter was founded, too many families still need our help.
“Every penny raised from this very special acoustic gig will help Shelter to continue to be there for the thousands of families facing homelessness this Christmas.”
Tickets for the show are priced at £30 and are available via ballot – to enter, visit shelter.org.uk/yearsandyears
To support Shelter’s urgent Christmas appeal text SHELTER to 70555 to donate £3 or visit shelter.org.uk