IndigO2, London - June 1st 2009


Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Hot Leg, The Pretty Things, Steve Balsamo, Sons Of Albion, Andy Newmark (More names to be announced)

CHILDLINE ROCKS 2009 returns to the IndigO2 on June 1st 2009, the follow up to last year's hugely successful inaugural event.

This year's line-up is already falling into place with some big flight names still to be announced. Among the artists so far confirmed are: Jon Lord, Glenn Hughes, Hot Leg, The Pretty Things, Steve Balsamo, Sons Of Albion , Uriah Heep, Andy Newmark and Molly Marriott. An amazing house band is also on the bill and Bob Harris comperes.

The show promises to build on the success of 2008 where the cream of British rock, including Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Thunder, Marillion and members of Deep Purple, turned out to support ChildLine, the 24 hour confidential helpline provided by the NSPCC for children who are in danger or distress or worried about a problem.

CHILDLINE ROCKS 2009 will make a significant contribution to the Child's Voice Appeal to raise £50 million to ensure that every child's call for help gets answered. Currently, only two-thirds of all calls made to ChildLine are able to get through to a counsellor.

Tickets for the show are priced £200 (VIP), £40 (seated) and £25 (standing) and are available now from:

Every penny makes a difference - for example, the £25 cost of the cheapest ticket could pay for six calls from children, at least one of whom is likely to be phoning about physical or sexual abuse.

As in 2008, legendary DJ Bob Harris will compere ChildLine Rocks. Last year the event raised more than £100,000 for ChildLine. Commenting on the unforgettable night Harris said, "It was a magical evening for the bands and fans alike. We couldn't have asked for better support from the industry and the intimacy of the venue meant the audience were treated to some of the biggest names in rock playing to them at almost touching distance."

ChildLine president and founder Esther Rantzen said, "ChildLine Rocks was a fantastic success when we launched it and raised a phenomenal amount of money for ChildLine. We were very lucky to have some terrific acts on board and I can't wait to see this year's bill, it promises to be a wonderful evening."

For more information, interviews and press tickets please contact:

Judy Totton Publicity
020 7371 8158/8159