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'Ed Harcourt & Friends: A Benefit For Child Refugees' will take place at London'

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Ed Harcourt, Carl Barat and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are all said to head up a special and intimate charity show in London, raising money for child refugees.

Taking place at Union Chapel in December, Ed Harcourt & Friends: A Benefit for Child Refugees will see Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Carl Barât, The Magic Numbers, Lock and comedian Simon Munnery perform with backing from the Dirty Pretty Strings quartet.

Harcourt, who has co-written a great deal of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s back catalogue and performed with Barat and The Libertines at Glastonbury, Reading and on Later With Jools Holland, is putting the gig on with friends and collaborators to support Ash Perrin’s kid’s entertainment charity, The Flying Seagull Project.

“I met the Flying Seagulls at the Hop Farm festival a few years ago and was blown away by Ash’s charisma and passion; he was entertaining kids in the family area and afterwards we got talking about the work he did in refugee camps and hospitals, which led to the idea for this benefit gig. It should be a very special night,” said Harcourt. “The Union Chapel is a beautiful venue and to see these performers stripped back and acoustic should be a real treat.”

This year saw Ed Harcourt release his critically-acclaimed seventh album ‘Furnaces’, ahead of a handful of sold-out tour dates before he supports Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats on their upcoming UK tour. He also headlines a special gig to celebrate 25 years of The Big Issue.

Ed Harcourt & Friends: A Benefit for Child Refugees will be at London’s Union Chapel on Friday 2 December. For tickets and more information, visit here.