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Under 1 Roof 2013 show announced

Plus auctions of Mylo Xyloto tour instruments and stage outfits

Good morning. On Thursday, 19 December, Coldplay present Under 1 Roof, a charity concert at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. The show will raise funds for Kids Company, which works with vulnerable children and young people in London and Bristol. 

Coldplay have also donated instruments and stage outfits used during the Mylo Xyloto world tour to be auctioned online in aid of Kids Company. The auctions are live on eBay now.

Coldplay will be joined at Under 1 Roof by David Brent and Foregone Conclusion, Lily Allen, Dynamo and Rizzle Kicks. The evening will be hosted by Fearne Cotton.

This is the second Under 1 Roof concert, which is the flagship event of Coldplay’s ongoing relationship with Kids Company. The first U1R took place in 2011, when the band played London’s O2 Arena alongside Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge, Tinie Tempah, Rob Brydon and Emeli Sandé. That show raised more than £400,000.

Said Chris Martin: “Buying a ticket to this concert will guarantee two things: a totally unique never-to-be-repeated night of star-spangled entertainment, and money in the Christmas coffers of a charity that brings love and happiness to London’s most vulnerable kids.’

Said Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh: “When you feel happy your heart flips – Coldplay have made thousands of children’s heart flip not just through their music but through their kindness and support. The concert will bring together some incredible talent under one roof to help some incredibly courageous vulnerable children who are surviving their childhood so that they might have a brighter future."

Tickets for Under 1 Roof, costing £75, go on sale on Thursday, 14 November at 9am GMT from the Gigs And Tours and Eventim Apollo websites.

Here’s the full poster: