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The 2FM Xmas Ball 2016 in aid of ISPCC

The 2FM Xmas Ball 2016 in aid of ISPCC

This year’s 2FM Xmas Ball line-up is here! ?







This morning RTÉ 2FM’s Breakfast Republic announced the return of The 2FM Xmas Ball, which will take place at 3Arena on Saturday 3rd December, 2016. Following the success of last year’s event, which raised over €430,000, RTÉ 2FM and MCD have come together again to host the biggest Xmas Ball yet in aid of the ISPCC. Headliners Kodaline will be joined by Picture This, The Academic, All Tvvins, Brian Deady and Áine Cahill, to perform live on the night. Fresh from their success at Electric Picnic, 2FM’s Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform a very special set. The 2FM Xmas Ball will be hosted by all 2FM presenters including Nicky Byrne & Jenny Greene, Eoghan McDermott, Bernard O’Shea, Jennifer Zamparelli and Keith Walsh, Tracy Clifford and more.

You can celebrate Christmas with Ireland’s top music acts at the 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of the ISPCC – Tickets €39.50 go on sale next Thursday 29th September at 9.00am, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, via the 24 hr Hotline: 0818 719 300, or online at

Caroline Downey, President of The ISPCC and producer of the 2FM Xmas Ball, said: We are thrilled that so many fantastically talented Irish artists are coming together for the second 2FM Xmas ball in aid of the ISPCC. We are indebted to RTÉ 2FM and the Irish Music Industry for supporting vulnerable Irish children through their support of the ISPCC and the Childline Service. Our motto is NEVER GIVE UP ON A CHILD. EVER.” 

Head of RTÉ 2FM, Dan Healy said: We’re really delighted that we can join with MCD again this year to present the ball and support the ISPCC with this brilliant event. Not only does it give 2FM a great opportunity to support this wonderful charity – it also gives us the opportunity to reinforce our ongoing support of great Irish artists and Irish music. We are full of admiration for the work of the team at the ISPCC. It’s guaranteed to be a great event raising money for a hugely important charity!”

All parties involved with the 2FM Xmas Ball are providing their services free of charge on the night including artists, organisers 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.

Tickets €39.50 go on sale this Thursday September 29th at 9.00am from the following outlets: Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, 24 hr Hotline: 0818 719 300 24 hr, or online: 


The ISPCC is the national child protection and welfare charity in Ireland.  Everything it does is focused on keeping children safe, and giving them the support they need to thrive. ISPCC Child and Family support and mentoring services work with 1500 families and children across Ireland, and its 24-hour national listening service Childline responded to 460,000 contacts from children last year. The ISPCC helps children cope with issues that affect them such as; isolation and loneliness, bullying, mental health difficulties, cyber safety, drug and alcohol misuse, trauma, violence and abuse.  While some ISPCC services are a partnership with government, more than 80% of the funding comes from the generosity of the Irish public, individual or corporate donations.  ISPCC also depends on the commitment of its 600 volunteers who give their time to listen to, and mentor, children across Ireland, and provide an invaluable support to a generation of children who need help.