Liam rose to fame as the lead singer of Oasis, and Beady Eye, and later as a solo artist. In 2010 Liam Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a reader poll by Q magazine. His erratic behaviour and distinctive singing style means he remains one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music. Liam Gallgher said: "Ever since Oasis got signed in Glasgow at King Tuts, Scotland has always had a special place in my heart. The fans are among the best in the world. I'm looking forward to playing in Edinburgh and supporting this Charity. I hope the event helps as many people back on their feet as possible."
Amy has sold over 9 million records worldwide and has released a string of hits, with “This Is the Life” charting at number one in six countries, while reaching the top 10 in another 11 countries. In February, Amy released her fourth studio album Under Stars which entered at number two on the UK Album Chart and peaked within the top ten of the album charts in Germany and New Zealand.
Formed in Glasgow in 1985, 2017 marks 30 years since the release of their debut album, Raintown. Their second album, When the World Knows Your Name followed in 1989, topping the UK Albums Chart for two weeks, and included “Real Gone Kid” which became their first UK top ten single.
Ever since Scott Hutchison started releasing music as Frightened Rabbit more than a decade ago, his emotionally honest and incisively worded lyrics have been among the project’s most beloved qualities. Over the course of five albums, including their new Painting of a Panic Attack, Frightened Rabbit’s frontman has made poetry of his misery, and still somehow managed to make it sound anthemic.
Comedy Legend John Cleese is supporting the event by writing and performing a bespoke Comedy Bedtime Story. This once in a lifetime performance will be an added perk for all participants who manage to raise £500 or more and will take place in the VIP tent.
Actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian, John achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he cofounded the infamous Monty Python comedy troupe, and went on to co-write and star in the well known sitcom Fawlty Towers. In 1976, John co-founded The Secret Policeman’s Ball benefit shows to raise funds Amnesty International.
Hosting & Breakfast Rolls
If you manage to raise over £1,000 you will be served a bacon roll from an A-team headed up by Comedian Rob Brydon and Scottish Government Ministers.
Hosting & Breakfast Rolls
In 2011 Rob’s career hit new heights when he launched his own BBC chat show, The Rob Brydon Show, having been the presenter of Would I Lie to You and Saturday night game- show The Guess List. When he is not presenting Rob also features regularly as a panellist on some of Britain’s biggest entertainment shows such as QI and Have I got News for You.
Scottish Government Ministers
Cabinet Ministers from The Scottish Government will be donning their aprons and serving up breakfast rolls for all fundraisers who manage to raise over £1,000.
Full line up of ministers is to be announced.
Along with 9,000 others, Sir Bob Geldof will be sleeping out and addressing the audience.
Sir Bob Geldof
Songwriter, author and political activist, Bob rose to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the The Boomtown Rats. He is widely recognised for his activism as well as the charity super-concerts Live Aid and Live 8.
A recipient of an honorary knighthood from the Queen, Bob has received the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals for their contribution to international social justice and peace, and in 2005 he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Sir Bob Geldof said: "When we launched Live Aid in 1985, it showed the power of music and events to create real and important social change. I first met Josh and Alice from Social Bite 5 years ago and I am delighted to support them and their effort to eradicate homelessness in Scotland by sleeping out in the cold at the event. The event has the potential to be a game changer in tackling the issue and I am right behind it, even if a little nervous to brave a cold Scottish winters night. I know Scotland to be a compassionate nation and I would implore you to get involved."