Tuesday 23 October 2018

Kodaline and Gavin James set to rock the 3Arena tonight for 2FM Xmas Ball

Gavin James during the Windmill Lane Sessions
Gavin James during the Windmill Lane Sessions
Kodaline will feature.
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Kodaline and Gavin James are just two of the acts that are set to take to the stage of the 3Arena tonight for the 2FM Xmas Ball.

Kildare duo Picture This will be performing at the 3Arena for the first time in what they say will be the “highlight of the year so far.”

“We haven’t even gone on stage yet and we already think this will be a highlight,” they said.

RTE 2FM presenters Eoghan McDermott, Lottie Ryan, Chris Greene and Ciara King are hosting the show, with over 14,000 people expected to attend.

The Academic, Brian Deady, All Tvvins, Aine Cahill and DJ Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra complete the lineup for the show, with all proceeds raised going to the ISPCC.

“The 2FM Xmas Ball tonight along with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra at Electric  Picnic and 3Arena means we brought incredible live music to over 30,000 people in just three months,” said head of 2FM, Dan Healy.

A total of €460,000 was raised in aid of ISPCC, while all crew, artists, staff, suppliers and the 3Arena provided their services free of charge for the event.

Caroline Downey, president of the ISPCC and producer of the Xmas Ball said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of money raised for the ISPCC from the 2FM Xmas Ball.”

"We are indebted to all of the artists involved, without them it would not have been possible to raise much needed funds for such a worthy charity.”

The complete funding of the concert goes towards the financial support and aid of the 24 hour phone line and the ISPCC services dedicated to helping children.

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