Jake Bugg and Tinie Tempah play free shows today (June 13) at London's Tate Modern

The freebie gigs are in support of Bono's anti-poverty initiative Agit8

Jake Bugg and Tinie Tempah play free shows today (June 13) at London's Tate Modern

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Jake Bugg and Tinie Tempah are to give free live performances today at London's Tate Modern gallery.

The short freebie sets are in support of Agit8, an "urgent call to action against extreme poverty" launched by Bono's One Campaign in advance of the G8 Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland next week. Biffy Clyro performed live at the gallery yesterday (June 13) for Agit8, treating the crowd to a cover of Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing In The Name' and two of their own songs.

Bugg will come onstage at 4pm and has a 20-minute time slot, while Tempah's set is scheduled between 7.30pm and 8pm. Other performances today will come from an eclectic range of artists including Tom Jones, The View, Jessie J and Paolo Nutini.

Mumford and Sons recently teamed up with Elvis Costello to record a cover of Bruce Springsteen's folky protest song 'The Ghost Of Tom Joad' for the Agit8 initiative - click here to give it a listen.

Other artists who've covered classic protest songs for Agit8 include will.i.am, Ed Sheeran, Sting, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kid Rock. More information and videos of all the songs can be found at One.org/protestsongs.



Read More On This Artist

More News
Iggy Azalea reveals details of 'Pretty Girls' video with Britney Spears
Producer Emile Haynie says Adele is 'taking her time' on new album
Shaggy performs in 'Shaggy Off' on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show - watch
Tyler, The Creator criticises Jay Z's 'weird' Tidal launch
Hayley Williams and Gerard Way defend Frances Bean Cobain after press criticise her appearance
HEALTH confirm details of new album 'Death Magic' – hear first song 'New...
DIIV announce new album 'Is The Is Are'
Beyoncé poses for bridesmaid photo at Tina Knowles’ wedding
Green Day have written 'five fantastic new songs', says their producer
Frank Ocean legally changes name to Frank Ocean
Jessie J unveils 'Flashlight' video for Pitch Perfect 2 - watch
Mumford & Sons announce mobile phone-free gig in Brighton
Diplo says Justin Bieber is 'controlled' by his fans
Matt Skiba says a new Blink-182 album is 'a great idea and something we have discussed'
Black Grape announce UK and Ireland reunion tour
Taylor Swift says 'public humiliation' over her love life was 'unfair'
MIA says that Diplo 'owes an apology to my people' following alleged Sri Lanka comments
NSync’s Lance Bass says Harry Styles 'has been ready to go solo for many months'
Independent music festivals contributed £1 billion to UK economy over past five years
Frances Bean Cobain on 'Montage Of Heck' film: 'I didn't know Kurt but I...
Emily Eavis addresses rumours of two acts headlining Sunday night of Glastonbury
The Chemical Brothers share 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' from new album - listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM