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20 December 2023

Stormzy Confirmed To Perform At Special ‘Artists For Aid’ Benefit Concert

Stormzy Artists For Aid Benefit
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Stormzy is one of the big names scheduled to appear at a special benefit show to raise funds for war and strife torn territories Gaza and the Sudan. On 4 January at Newark Symphony Hall, the Artists For Aid benefit concert promises a night of diverse talent united by a common cause.

Headlining the event are Stormzy, the British grime king known best for creating rhymes that ignite social commentary, and indie pop darling Clairo, who has managed to bottle the bittersweet feel of youth with her dreamy vocals.

Also on the bill for Artists For Aid are R&B crooner Omar Apollo, folk artist Faye Webster, 070 Shake and Canadian singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson. Palestinian poet Mohammed El-Kurd is set to lend his powerful words, alongside Nick Hakim and R&B smoothies Daniel Caesar and 6lack.

Elsewhere, comedian Ramy Youssef brings his signature wit, promising light amidst the gravity of the cause. More artists are also set to join, creating a musical tapestry as vibrant as the cultures they represent.

But the music is only half the story. 100% of proceeds from Artists For Aid go to Human Concern International, whose tireless efforts provide life-saving aid in both regions. Every ticket bought, every voice raised, every note sung becomes a vital lifeline for people facing immense hardship.

Meanwhile, last week it was announced that Stormzy and Little Simz dominate the nominations for next year’s MOBO Awards, with both artists in the running for four top prizes.

Each of the artists is up for album of the year: Stormzy for This Is What I Mean, and Little Simz for No Thank You. Both are nominated in the gendered best artist categories, while Stormzy has a nod for video of the year and Little Simz is one of 10 nominees for best hip-hop act.

The awards, founded in 1996, will take place on 7 February, with highlights broadcast on BBC One.

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