Russell Brand Gives It Up

Russell Brand has announced Give It Up For Comic Relief, an All Star gig at Wembley Arena on March 6th, to raise money and create awareness of people in the UK affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

The extraordinary concert will feature top music acts including Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sande and Nicole Scherzinger. The night will also include amazing comedy acts Simon Amstell, Frankie Boyle, Russell Brand himself, Doc Brown, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Eddie Izzard, Jason Manford, with other acts due to be announced in the lead up to the concert.

Russell Brand says:Give it Up for Comic Relief aims to raise money to help get people who drink and do drugs to “give it up” and stay clean and stop ruining it for everyone else. At the gig in March we will recognise that addiction is a disease that when correctly treated CAN be arrested. The money raised by this gig will help alcoholics and addicts get clean and stay clean.”

Kevin Cahill, CEO at Comic Relief says: “Comic Relief has funded work tackling substance abuse for many years. We were thrilled when Russell Brand offered to highlight the issue and raise funds to help tackle the problem. It’s a perfect use of his celebrity profile to front the Give It Up for Comic Relief gig and work behind the scenes to put it all together. He has played a blinder.”

Money raised from ticket sales as part of Give It Up for Comic Relief will go to help support people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

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