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ChildLine Concert

The ChildLine Concert (known in recent years for sponsorship reasons as the Cheerios ChildLine Concert) is an annual pop music charity event which has taken place in Ireland since 1997. As the name suggests the money raised by the concert is donated to the young person's charity, ChildLine and many of the attendants are also children. Past performers include Westlife (who have performed every year since their inception), Robbie Williams, Girls Aloud, McFly, All Saints, Brian McFadden, S Club 7, Blue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 5ive, Sugababes, Busted, Big Brovaz, Samantha Mumba and Boyzone.[1] To date the event has raised €2.5 million for ChildLine, €280,000 from 2007's event and an expected €400,000 from the 2008 event.[2] The 2008 event was held at the O2 in Dublin on 16 December, the first ever concert to take place at the venue.[3]

History

The first ChildLine Concert was held at the Point Theatre, Dublin in 1997. By 2003 over €1 million had been raised and there had been performances from Robbie Williams, S Club 7, Blue, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Samantha Mumba, Boyzone and All Saints.[4]

2003 event

Acts who performed at the Point Theatre on 26 January included Samantha Mumba, Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Six, Busted, Mankind, Broken Hill and Big Brovaz. Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Bryan McFadden hosted the event which was televised live on RTÉ Television.[5] ChildLine received over €200,000.[6]

2008 event

Acts who performed at the O2 on 16 December included Enrique Iglesias, Boyzone, Shayne Ward, Anastacia[7] Scouting for Girls, The Script, Alphabeat, The Saturdays, Eoghan Quigg and JLS. The show was hosted by Westlife's Nicky Byrne.[8][9][10]

2009 event

The 2009 event was held at The O2 featuring Westlife, Alexandra Burke, JLS, Taio Cruz, Cascada, The Saturdays, The Boulevard, and The Script. The event was hosted by Liam McKenna. The event took place on Wednesday, November 18.

2010 event

The 2010 event was announced on September 24. It is due to take place at The O2 with acts such as Westlife, Shayne Ward, Jedward, Jason Derulo, The Wanted, Olly Murs, Wonderland plus more to be announced. McFly was added to the line-up on November 9. Nicky Byrne of Westlife hosted the event this year.

2011 event

On September 5, it was announced that the 2011 Childline Concert will take place on November 12 at The O2.[dated info] Hosted once again by Nicky Byrne, that year's event featured Westlife, Jedward, The Wanted, JLS, ManneQuin, Parade and more to be announced.

2012 Event

On October 5, it was announced that the 2012 Childline Concert will take place on November 24 at The 02.[dated info] Hosted by Keith Duffy and Glenda Gilson. The bands that took part in it were The Script, JLS, Little Mix, Jedward, Lawson, Stooshe, Hudson Taylor and Level 5.

References

External links

  • ChildLine Online
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