Damon Albarn, Bastille and Anne-Marie have announced shows as part of BRITs Week presented by Mastercard for War Child.

Damon Albarn set for BRITs Week gig

Damon Albarn set for BRITs Week gig

Just like previous years, a bunch of intimate gigs will take place in London around the time of the BRIT Awards with Mastercard, between February 1 and 20, in aid of the charity that supports children affected by conflict.

Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen star Damon will close the series on February 20 at the Troxy, performing tracks from his acclaimed latest solo LP, 'The Nearer The Mountain, More Pure The Stream Flows', plus fan-favourites.

Bastille are set to take to the stage at the Earth Theatre on February 2, and the pop star will play Lafayette the night before.

Other stars performing include Becky Hill, Mimi Webb and Craig David.

All proceeds will go to War Child, and more names will be added shortly.

Ben Anderson, Head of Live at War Child, said: "We are delighted to be working with BPI and AEG once again on another BRITs Week series.

"Whilst there was a temporary pause on all things live music over the past 12 months or so, there was no pause to the challenges facing children who live in conflict zones around the world. With conflict rates on the rise, and more children at risk, our work as a charity is never more needed. "The whole music team and the wider War Child teams are very excited to be working on a fantastic series of gigs. There are some real treats for fans to see their favourite artists in some venues across the capital that they wouldn't normally play, and we look forward to not only the gigs but also to raising much needed funds and awareness of the fantastic work that War Child do."

Mastercard cardholders have exclusive pre-sale access to all shows announced today. The pre-sale begins at 10am on Thursday, December 16.

The prize draw opens at 10am on Friday, December 17 and closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, January 23.

To enter the prize draw and win tickets to see the artist of their choice, music fans can make a £5 donation to War Child at www.britsweekwarchild.co.uk.

The 2022 BRIT Awards with Mastercard take place on February 8 at The O2 Arena in London, and will be hosted by Mo Gilligan.

The nominations will be unveiled on ITV's 'The BRITs Are Coming', which airs from 5pm GMT on Saturday, December 18.