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Hozier to headline 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC with Gavin James, Little Green Cars and more

Published 19/10/2015 | 08:41

Hozier will headline the 2fm Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC along with fellow Irish acts Gavin James, Little Green Cars, Riptide Movement, Ryan Sheridan and Hudson Taylor.

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Even more acts are set to be added to the bill for the special charity concert which will take place on December 23 at Dublin's 3Arena.

Hozier announced the event on Breakfast Republic on 2fm this morning and the ball will be hosted by all 2fm presenters including Nicky Byrne and Jenny Green, Eoghan McDermott, Bernard O'Shea, Jennifer Maguire, Keith Walsh and more.

The ISPCC is the national child protection and welfare charity in Ireland.  Everything it does is focused on keeping children safe, and giving them the support they need to thrive.

ISPCC Child and Family support and mentoring services work with 1500 families and children across Ireland, and its 24-hour national listening service Childine responded to 460,000 contacts from children last year. 

More than 80% of funding comes from the generosity of the Irish public, individual and corporate donations and the charity relies on the commitment of 600 voluneteers.

Caroline Downey President of The ISPCCand producer of the 2fm Xmas Ball said “We work to support and help children 24-hours a day, every day, throughout the whole year. 

"However, at Christmas, some children need even more support to cope. Throughout the Christmas period, we will be supporting, listening and protecting children.

"Myself, Grainia Long our CEO and the children who need and use our services are incredibly grateful for the support of all the artists, RTÉ 2fm, 3 Arena and MCD for their ongoing commitment to keeping children safe.”

All parties involved with the 2fm Xmas Ball are providing their services free of charge on the night including artists, organisers and 3Arena. The complete funding of the concert goes towards the financial support and aid of the 24 hour phone-line and the anti bullying campaign dedicated to helping children.

Tickets are €45 and on sale Friday October 23 at 9am from the following outlets:  Ticketmaster outlets nationwide,  24 hr Hotline: 0818 719 300 24 hr, or online: www.ticketmaster.ie

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