BRIT Award-winning musician Jorja Smith has been announced as the headline act for Shelter's Christmas music gig this year, which will raise funds for the charity’s urgent festive appeal.

Shelter presents: Jorja Smith at Union Chapel
Shelter presents: Jorja Smith at Union Chapel

The R&B singer-songwriter, who was named Woman Of The Year at the Harper’s Bazaar awards last month, will top the bill at London’s atmospheric Union Chapel on Monday 9th December, where fans will be treated to a special performance featuring some her of chart-topping hits.

Jorja Smith said: “I’m thrilled to perform at this year’s Shelter music gig, at such an iconic and intimate venue, and help raise money that supports the amazing work the charity does fighting homelessness. Everyone should have a safe place to call home and buying a ticket will make a massive difference to people facing homelessness this Christmas.”

Tickets for the night will cost £45 and will be allocated via ballot, which is free to enter by visiting www.musicglue.com/shelter. Every penny raised will go towards Shelter’s work helping people struggling with homelessness and bad housing – as there are currently 320,000 people homeless in Britain.

Polly Neate, Shelter’s chief executive, said: “We’re really grateful that Jorja is giving up her time to help people who won’t have a home this Christmas. The country is in the grips of a housing emergency that is pushing thousands into homelessness and leaving millions on the verge of losing their home. So, money raised from ticket sales will help us provide vital advice and support for people facing the misery of homelessness this festive season.”

Doors will open at 7pm and guest support acts will be revealed on the night. The ticket ballot is open until 9am on 25 November. Successful applicants will be notified from 1pm on 25 November. Please visit www.musicglue.com/shelter for full terms and conditions.

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