Irish artists will perform in aid of ABLE2UK charity
Hozier and Kodaline are set to perform at a one-off charity benefit gig in Glasgow next year.
The concert is in aid of Able2UK, a charity that seeks to support disabled people enjoy life to their full extent. The gig will take place at O2 Academy Glasgow on January 7 2016 with tickets going on sale later this month.
Hozier will headline the gig with support from Irish band Kodaline, and more special guests to be announced. Hozier released his self-titled debut album this year and next year will head out on a sold out UK tour, with 3 nights at Brixton Academy confirmed.
The night will see the venue increase its capacity and accessibility for disabled fans, putting them at the forefront for the one-off gig. The venue will provide as step-free access where possible, increase toilet accessibility, add additional seating, as well as providing blue badge parking and much more.
Tickets for the gig are distributed by a special registration process, which opens today at 10am and will close on November 27th at 5pm. Successful applicants will then receive a ticket link by December 2nd, which enables them to buy tickets for the show, priced at £27.50 (plus fees). More ticket information can be found on this link.
Founder and editor of Able2UK, Howard Thorpe said, ‘This will be an incredible gig with some outstanding acts. At concerts disabled people can sometimes feel segregated from the crowd, at this event that won’t be the case. This is an inclusive show but there will be an emphasis on increased wheelchair capacity and disabled facilities.’
Thorpe added, ‘I am so proud of the team working behind this event and I hope this will be the first of many Able2UK concerts in Scotland. I want to send a message to everyone; disabled or non-disabled: If you put your mind to something you are “able2” do anything.’
Hozier and Kodaline will play Glasgow, O2 Academy (January 7).