Free concerts and shows available to NHS and frontline staff

Free concerts and shows available to NHS and frontline staff

Tickets for Mo Gilligan's free show go on sale on Mon 4 May / credit: Yoshitaka Kono

Musicians and comedians announce exclusive shows for key workers to express gratitude for their services during the pandemic

The UK continues to find ways to thank the amazing key workers who are working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect the public and save lives. From the UK-wide weekly Clap for Carers initiative, to the legendary veteran Tom Moore (who has personally raised £28 million for the NHS) and the numerous online shows and brands dedicating proceeds to causes that need it the most, the gratitude continues to grow.

An ever-growing number of musicians and comedians have begun announcing free concerts and stand-up shows available exclusively to frontline staff. Here are all the free shows that have been announced, keep checking back as more shows are added.

Who? When? Where? Tickets
Liam Gallagher Thu 29 Oct The O2, London Tickets
Fatboy Slim Wed 28 Oct Brighton Centre Tickets
Del Amitri Wed 9 Dec Barrowlands, Glasgow Tickets
The Script Fri 19 Feb 2021 3Arena, Dublin Tickets
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Tue 13 Oct Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham Tickets
Thu 15 Oct The SSE Arena, Wembley Tickets
Wed 28 Oct Sheffield City Hall Tickets
Manic Street Preachers Fri 4 Dec Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Tickets
Rick Astley Wed 28 Oct Manchester Arena Tickets
JLS Sat 28 Nov Resorts World Arena, Birmingham Tickets
This is Tomorrow Presents: This is for the NHS Festival Mon 31 May 2021 Exhibition Park, Newcastle Tickets available at 10am Fri 22 May
Who? When? Where? Tickets
Mo Gilligan Sat 14 Nov Eventim Apollo, London Tickets
Iain Stirling Sun 22 Nov Alexander Palace, London Tickets

Who qualifies for free tickets?

Only NHS staff and key workers currently working in the UK are eligible to apply for tickets.

A Key Worker is anyone who is currently working in one of the eight sectors set-out out by the UK Govt. on 19 March 2020 including, health and social care, education and childcare, key public services, local and national government, food and other necessary goods, public safety and national security, transport, and utilities, communication and financial services.

When requesting tickets, you will be asked to specify which of the eight sectors above you work in. You must bring a valid employee ID or proof of employment with you to the event, and this must match the name on your ticket or admission will be refused. If you are allocated more than one ticket, your guest must be with you at the time of entry.

If you secure tickets and you no longer able to attend or you secure tickets in error as you are not NHS staff or a Key Worker, please contact the ticket provider immediately to arrange for cancellation of these tickets to enable other NHS staff/Key Workers the opportunity to be allocated tickets.

Check requirements supplied by the ticket merchant at point of purchase.

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