Niall Horan, Walking on Cars and Westlfe's Mark Feehily are among the line-up for week two of the Childline/RTÉ 2FM live Instagram gigs.
Following the success of last week’s live streaming shows, which saw the likes of Hozier and Dermot Kennedy play shows on Instagram, this week see will Kerry act Walking on Cars, Hudson Taylor and Orla Gartland step up to play live.
ISPCC/CHILDLINE have teamed up with RTÉ 2FM and some of Ireland's top artists to present a two-week long digital live music event in support of children in Ireland.
Since last Friday, fans have been tuning in to 2FM from 7.00pm every night to hear live performances through each artist's official Instagram account.
Performances have also been broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM every evening for thirty minutes. People have been donating in support of Childline and the ISPCC through text and online donations and can continue to do so into the second week of the gigs.
The full line up for week two, starting Friday 3rd April at 7.00pm is:
FRI 3 APRIL – MARK FEEHILY – @markusmoments
SAT 4 APRIL – WALKING ON CARS – @walkingoncars
SUN 5 APRIL – HUDSON TAYLOR – @hudtaymusic
MON 6 APRIL – ORLA GARTLAND – @orlagartland
TUES 7 APRIL – SEAN AND CONOR PRICE – @sean_and_conor_price_music
WED 8 APRIL – LYRA – @thisislyra
THURS 9 APRIL – NIALL HORAN – @niallhoran
President of the ISPCC, Caroline Downey said; "The ISPCC mantra is never give up on a child ever, and child abuse does not disappear in a pandemic, if anything it increases. The stress among young people, being sexually, physically and emotionally abused and the added stress of the pandemic is putting huge demands on the Childline service.
"All fundraising has ceased, we are in dire need of the public support because 90% of our funding comes from the kindness and generosity of the Irish public. Through the support of all the incredible artists who are taking part and RTÉ 2FM, we hope that this new form of fundraising will enable us to keep our ISPCC/CHILDLINE service open and running 24 hours in these unprecedented times. Childline is a vital service for children in Ireland.
"And we ask if you can afford it please support us by donating €4 by texting the word 'childhood' to 50300 and if you have a little more to spare, please go on line https://www.ispcc.ie/donate-now and https://www.facebook.com/ISPCCChildline."
Head of RTÉ 2FM, Dan Healy said; "2FM have partnered with the ISPCC over the last number of years and because of the 2FM Christmas Ball we have raised €600,000 each year for the charity. None of this could happen without the ISPCC president Caroline Downey.
"But this year we can't wait until Christmas for your help. We need it now. So the artists are coming to you live from their homes on Instagram and 2FM. Come on, dance and sing at home and share it on your social using the #NeverGiveUpOnChildEver and create Ireland’s first ever remote festival. Please donate if you can."
To donate €4.00 Text CHILDHOOD to 50300.