STV Appeal 2012: venues announced for Amy Macdonald’s charity gigathon

Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald has announced that she will be taking part in the ultimate musical challenge in support of the STV Appeal 2012.

The talented musician will be performing five short acoustic performances all on the same day in Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with all proceeds raised going towards helping children in Scotland who are living in poverty.

Stand-up comedian and one of the favourite chaps in showbiz, Bruce Devlin, will be entertaining the audiences before Amy’s performances, while singer songwriter Karima Francis will showcase her talents ahead of the final performance in Glasgow, with a special after-party taking place to mark the end of the gigathon. It promises to be an extra special day.

Speaking about the event, which is taking place on Tuesday, June 12, Amy said: “This is the biggest number of performances I’ll have ever done in one day and I’m looking forward to it enormously.

“It’s going to be exhausting but so exciting, and I’m delighted to be doing this for the STV Appeal 2012, which supports Scotland’s most vulnerable children.”

The STV Appeal was launched in 2011 as a joint collaboration between STV and The Hunter Foundation and is committed to helping children and young people who are affected by poverty.

In its inaugural year the Appeal raised almost £1.3m, with all money raised in Scotland staying in Scotland and going towards charity projects throughout the country.

Deputy director of channels at STV, Elizabeth Partyka, is delighted to have Amy on board this year and said: “Five gigs in one day is no mean feat and we’re thrilled that Amy is taking on this challenge in aid of the STV Appeal 2012.

“We’ve lined up five fantastic venues, all of which are providing their services absolutely free of charge for this exciting day, and we’d like to thank everyone involved in making this happen.”

Visitors to stv.tv will be able to keep up-to-date with Amy’s progress throughout the day, and footage from the ‘Five A Day’ tour will be shown on the STV Appeal show later in the year.

The venues and timings for Amy’s whistle-stop tour are:

Aberdeen

Venue:              The Lemon Tree (5 West North Street, AB24 5AT)
Show starts:      8.30am (doors 8.00am)

Dundee

Venue:              Duke’s Corner (13 Brown Street, DD1 5EG)
Show starts:      12.30pm (doors 12noon)

Stirling

Venue:              The Tolbooth (Jail Wynd, FK8 1DE)
Show starts:      4pm (doors 3.30pm)

Edinburgh

Venue:              The Caves (12 Niddry Street, EH1 1NS)
Show starts:      8pm (doors 7.30pm)

Glasgow

Venue:              SWG3 (100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG)
Show starts:      11pm (doors 10.30pm)

To be part of this special event, you can buy your ticket at www.ticketsoup.com.  Tickets for each performance cost £10 each, all of which will go directly to the STV Appeal 2012.  A small booking fee will apply.

Amy's third album 'Life in a Beautiful Light' and her new single 'Slow It Down' will be released on Monday, June 11.

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