Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland added to Mencap's Little Noise Sessions

tickets will go on sale on Monday

news: Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland have been announced as headliners of Thursday 24 November's Mencap's Little Noise Sessions which this year is held at a new home at St.John-at-Hackney from Tuesday 22nd until Sunday ­27th November 2011.

Also added to the bill for that day are Ben Howard, Emile Sande, Michael Kiwanuka, and Bebe Black with Ren Harvieu added to the Tuesday line-up.

Tickets for the Thursday session will go on sale at 9am on Monday 7th November, priced at £50. Due to unprecedented demand additional tickets are also available for Elbow, Goldfrapp & Example.

To buy tickets for the sessions, where available, click here. All proceeds go to the learning disability charity, Mencap.

Hosted and curated by Jo Whiley, the new additions are added to a line-up which includes headliners Elbow, Example, Marina & The Diamonds, Goldfrapp and Sinead O'Connor.

Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley said, "We are delighted to welcome the return of Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland to headline an extra special night for Mencap's Little Noise Sessions. With a week of unbelievable shows, this year is set to be one of the most exciting and inspiring we've had to date. I can't wait!"

Chris Martin added, "Jo does amazing work for Mencap, we are thrilled she asked us to play and are honoured to be part of this special night."

Also set to perform are Ed Sheeran, Maverick Sabre, Fenech Soler, King Creosote, Icona Pop, Spark, Alpines, and Birdy.

Now in their 6th year, Mencap's Little Noise Sessions take world-class bands out of their comfort zone to present a rawer, purer sound meaning the crowd get to witness something very special each night.

There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK, who are among the most excluded and disadvantaged people in our society. Money raised at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions will go to Mencap arts awards projects to help people with a learning disability. Mencap directly supports people with a learning disability to live their lives as they choose and challenge prejudice.


Tuesday 22nd November
Maverick Sabre solo performance
Ren Harvieu

Wednesday 23rd November
Marina & The Diamonds
Icona Pop

Thursday 24th November
Chris Martin
Jonny Buckland
Ben Howard
Emile Sande
Michael Kiwanuka
Bebe Black

Friday 25th November
more guests to be announced

Saturday 26th November
Ed Sheeran
Fenech Soler

Sunday 22nd November
Sinead O'Connor
King Creosote
more guests to be announced

The full line up will be announced in the coming weeks, so check out for all the latest news and ticket prices.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 02/11/2011 10:44


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