Haiti Fundraiser at the Roundhouse, London

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The Independent Culture

The Haiti Benefit Gala, supporting ActionAid and Médecins Sans Frontières humanitarian aid efforts following the recent earthquake, has announced the release of tickets and the first few names to play the event at Camden’s Roundhouse venue on Thursday 25th February.

American 3-string guitar troubadour Seasick Steve will be among the names at the event, with northern rock giants The Futureheads joining Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Magic Numbers, Mr Hudson and Bombay Bicycle Club. There will also be DJ sets from The Maccabees, Zero 7, Mat Horne and Kate Nash with presenters including irreverent TV commentator Charlie Brooker, Edith Bowman, Harry Shearer and Marcus Brigstocke.

The initial line-up, brought together in only four days by music industry insiders - with support from industry bodies such as the Brit Awards 2010 - features a diverse range of music, comedy and television stars, programmed to create a spectacular evening of entertainment at Camden’s Roundhouse and, later, at the Proud Galleries.

Tickets are on sale from 2pm Friday 22nd January and can be purchased directly from the HEF website at haitiearthquakefundraiser.com .

With more acts still to be announced tickets will surely fly out quickly for the charity event, however donations can still be made to the charities ActionAid (274467) and Médecins Sans Frontières (1026588). 100% of money raised through the fundraiser will be donated directly to these two charities.

ActionAid staff are working around the clock to get aid to those who need it most under unimaginable conditions, supporting countless people who have been sleeping on the streets after the recent earthquake destroyed thousands of homes. MSF have already treated over 3,000 people, 400 of which have received surgery, but there’s so, so many more people to help therefore all donations are very much appreciated and put straight to work in the worse affected areas.