Graham Coxon added to Xfm's Winter Warmer!
United Kingdom | 19 November 2003
Blur's estranged guitarist is the latest addition to the line-up of the festive event, which will be held at The Astoria in London on Sunday 14th December, with all proceeds going to the homelessness charity Shelter.
Tickets are on sale now at £20 and are available via
Festivals Ticket shop.
Xfm (London's alternative radio station) is pulling out all
the stops to celebrate Christmas 2003, bringing together the year's hottest
acts to stage the station's biggest-ever live gig. Xfm's Winter Warmer will
light up The Astoria in London on Sunday 14th December, with all proceeds going
to the homelessness charity
Shelter. It's been a great year for music, and Xfm have secured
some of the hottest festival acts of 2003 on the line-up, with some
very special surprise guests still to be announced.
Cooper Temple Clause, The Music and New York's hottest new property The
Scissor Sisters have agreed to give up their time to perform. And most recent confirmations
include Graham Coxon and Mercury Music Prize nominee Martina
Winter Warmer is the first in what will hopefully become an annual event for
the station and will raise thousands of pounds for Shelter, to help them improve
the lives of homeless people right across the UK. It's the culmination of an
amazing year for live music on Xfm.
Listeners have already been treated to
over 400 exclusive live sessions * and signing the studio visitors book over
the last twelve months have been Blur, Coldplay, Travis and Radiohead to
name but four.
Programme Controller Andy Ashton said: "This
is going to be the coolest possible end to the hottest year ever for Xfm. We
first started doing something for charity a couple of Christmases ago, with
our album 'It's a Cool, Cool Christmas' in support of The Big Issue. This year,
with so many great acts keen to actually get up on stage and show their support,
we felt it was time to take things to the next level."
Director of Shelter
Adam Sampson said: "Every Christmas thousands of people and families suffer
the misery of homelessness * and Shelter is always here to help them. We are
enormously grateful for the support of Xfm's Winter Warmer gig that will raise
vital funds so desperately needed to help these people." Tickets are on sale
now at £20
and are available via
Festivals Ticket shop.