BELLES TOLL FOR CHARITY

The Scots stars headline a one-off for the Concern campaign to raise funds and awareness of the food crisis in Ethiopia...

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN are to headline a benefit show in GLASGOW for the charity CONCERN’s appeal to highlight the food crisis in AFRICA.

The one-off show at the city’s Royal Concert Hallon May 17 will also feature [a][/a], and will be hosted by Scots comedian Karen Dunbar, of TV show ‘Chewin’ The Fat’, with other special guests to be announced.

Belle And Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch commented: “We’re really pleased to be able to help out with this initiative. I’m confident that any money we raise will be used 100% for the good. It’s maybe not a great time with everyone crapping themselves over Iraq. In the case of Ethiopia, though, it’s a relatively simple matter.

“There’s a lot people who are going to die of starvation unless they get help. We are in the privileged position of being able to do something about it, however small, so I’m really glad the Sunday Herald asked us to help out.”

Tickets for the ‘Concern Concert For Africa’, sponsored by the Sunday Herald, are priced £25 and £18.50, and go on sale on today (February 24) from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall box office, tel: 0141 353 8000.