- 12 Apr 19
2FM and MCD have announced the return of The 2FM Xmas Ball in Aid of The ISPCC, which will take place at 3Arena on Saturday December 21st 2019.
Following the success of last year’s event, which raised almost €500,000, RTÉ 2FM will throw the biggest Xmas Ball yet. Irish chart-toppers Picture This will headline the night, alongside the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many more to be announced. The 2FM Xmas Ball will be hosted by various 2FM presenters.
All parties involved with the 2FM Xmas Ball are providing their services free of charge on the night including artists, organizers and 3Arena. The complete funding of the concert goes towards the financial support and aid of the 24-hour phone-line and the ISPCC services dedicated to helping children.
The ISPCC is Ireland’s national child protection charity. Its mission is to make the protection of children everyone’s priority. The ISPCC provides a range of services directly to children and families and advocates for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland. Services provided by the ISPCC include Childline, Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children and young people. The core aim of all of the ISPCC’s services is to build psychological resilience among young people.
Caroline Downey, President of The ISPCC and producer of the 2FM Xmas Ball, said: "The ISPCC is extremely grateful to 2FM, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, 3Arena and in particular Picture This and the other artists who will be taking part in the Xmas ball to raise over half a million euro to provide support for vulnerable children in Ireland who need our services."
Head of RTÉ 2FM and Radio Strategy, Dan Healy, said: "2FM is delighted to once again partner with the ISPCC for the fifth consecutive year. To date this annual concert has raised over €2 million for this wonderful charity, As ever the line-up is raise the roof quality. It really feels like we are in the golden age of Irish music and what a night we will all have with headliners Picture This who have just finished up 5 sold out night in the 3Arena two weeks ago. We look forward to announcing more exciting acts over the coming months for what promises to be an incredible night."
You can celebrate Christmas with Picture This and other top music acts at the 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of The ISPCC - Tickets cost €39.50 and go on sale at 9am on Thursday, April 18th - they can be purchased at Ticketmaster.