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SOCIAL BOOKMARKS

RTÉ 2FM team up with top artists to present a two-week-long live charity music event

ISPCC / CHILDLINE in association with RTÉ 2FM, along with some of Ireland's top artists are coming together to present a two-week-long digital live music event in support of children in Ireland.

Starting this Friday, March 27 at 7 pm, people can tune into live performances, on each artist's official live Instagram account.

Performances will then be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM every evening for thirty minutes.

Hozier will also give a very special and exclusive performance live on the Late Late Show this coming Friday night. He wants to make an emergency appeal live to the viewers.

Artists will perform each day at 7 pm for two weeks.

The full line up of week one as follows:

FRI, MARCH 27 – HOZIER - @hozier

SAT, MARCH 28 – DANNY O’REILLY - @dannythecoronas

SUN, MARCH 29 – WILD YOUTH - @bandwildyouth

MON, MARCH 30 – KODALINE - @kodaline

TUES, MARCH 31 – DERMOT KENNEDY - @dermotkennedy

WED, APRIL 1 – PICTURE THIS - @bandpicturethis

THURS, APRIL 2 – GAVIN JAMES - @gavinjameslive

Announcing the fundraising campaign on the Jennifer Zamparelli Show on 2FM earlier, President of the ISPCC, Caroline Downey said; "The ISPCC mantra is 'never give up on a child ever', and child abuse does not disappear in a pandemic if anything it increases.

The stress among young people, being sexually, physically and emotionally abused and the added stress of the pandemic is putting huge demands on the Childline service.

"All fundraising has ceased, we are in dire need of the public support because 90% of our funding comes from the kindness and generosity of the Irish public.

"Through the support of all the incredible artists who are taking part and RTÉ 2FM, we hope that this new form of fundraising will enable us to keep our ISPCC/CHILDLILNE service open and running 24 hours in these unprecedented times."

You can donate €4 by texting the word 'childhood' to 50300 or going online https://www.ispcc.ie/donate-now.