30 May 2007

Iggy Pop and the Stooges to Rock the House Live for The Children's Society

30 May 2007

A-List rock line up to help the kids

Iggy Pop made a huge gesture today by announcing The Stooges will play a one off concert in the UK to raise money and awareness for The Children's Society charity on 31st August 2007.

The intimate music extravaganza will be called 'The Children's Society’s Rock the House Live', with the limited 10,000 tickets expected to sell out fast.

Iggy's relationship with The Children's Society began after the charity chose his song, 'Lust for Life', to inspire their garden entry to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. Approved by Iggy, he commented: '"Lust for Life is full of optimism as young people should be...but too many aren't.  I'm honoured that The Children's Society's garden is inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the work that they do - they rock!'

Iggy was looking to attend the opening of the garden, to thank the charity, however due to prior commitments he missed the grand flower show opening. Upon hearing The Children's Society 'Lust for Life' garden had scooped a prestigious Silver medal he commented: 'It's awesome The Children's Society's 'Lust for Life' garden won a Silver medal. It's great to know my music reaches out to so many and inspires' following with 'I'm getting a big kick out of making music for the Children's Society. All kids deserve a good childhood.'

The mini festival will also see a plethora of masterful live performances from The Horrors, Idlewild, Sons and Daughters and Sunshine Underground.

'The Children's Society Rock the House Live' gig will take place at the Harewood House mansion in Leeds with tickets costing £26 each*. The event will cover a large area of the grounds offering an eclectic mix of opulence with Rock and Roll.

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Quotes from other artists performing Rock the House Live:

Idlewild: 'We are delighted to be asked to play at the concert for The Children's Society. It's a great cause, a great line up of bands and a great way to raise funds for the charity. All in all, a great day!'

Sons & Daughters: 'Everyone deserves a good childhood and The Children's Society aims to help disadvantaged kids have one. It's going to be a storming show and Sons And Daughters will be right at the front for Iggy and the Stooges!'

Stu Jones, The Sunshine Underground: 'We're really looking forward to this show. Iggy is a legend. Harewood House is a mint venue too. It'll also be nice to catch up with The Horrors again, who are top fellas. Obviously the main thing about the show though is The Children's Society who are a very worthwhile cause.'

Notes to Editors:

Telephone ticket outlets:
Ticketmaster 0845 145 1161
Harewood House 0113 218 1000
Crash Records Leeds 0113 243 6743
Jumbo Records Leeds 0113 245 5570

‘The Children’s Society Rock the House Live’ will be held at Harewood House, Leeds on Friday 31st August 2007.

Rock the House Live is a half-day concert starting ay 4pm and continuing until 11pm.

Funds raised from Rock The House will go towards continuing efforts and ensuring that all children are afforded the opportunities and support they deserve.

The Children's Society is a national charity driven by the belief that every child deserves a good childhood. To that end it provides vital help and understanding for those children who face the greatest danger, discrimination or disadvantage; children who are unable to find the support they need anywhere else. Visit our website.

*Ticket price subject to booking fee