Music and Entertainment

War Child has worked closely with the music and film industries since 1995, when we released our initial ‘Help Album’ – a Britpop superstar compilation that raised £1.25 million to support children caught up in the Bosnia conflict.

Some great talents have been involved with us over the years, including Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, U2, Brian Eno, Pavarotti, Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Stevie Wonder, Paul Weller and Elbow. Their support has helped raise vital funds for War Child’s work.

Help Album 1995 War Child Music and Entertainment
Recording the Help Album at Abbey Road Studios, 1995

Live gigs

War Child BRITs Week, together with O2, is an annual incredible line-up of the biggest names in music performing in small and intimate venues—and it's all to help raise money for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. 

Keep those eyes peeled around Dec 2017/Jan 2018 for the announcement of 2018's BRITs Week line-up ...

War Child BRITs gigs 2016
Relive the action as some of the biggest names in music put in some unforgettable performances at War Child's annual BRITs gigs series.
War Child is one of the world's most important charities—Chris Martin, Coldplay

War Child Film Festival

War Child Film Festival (WCFF) will screen the best music documentaries, feature films, shorts and videos, accompanied by unique Q&As and panel discussions all to raise money for children affected by conflict worldwide.

The eclectic programme will include special events curated by pioneering record labels, bands, radio stations, cultural publications, and comedians as well as hosting live performances, DJs and much more!

Summer Festivals

Want free access to some of the UK and Europe's most exciting festivals? Want to experience the festival buzz, see your favourite bands, and do something brilliant for a great cause at the same time? Volunteer with us!