Primal Scream and Beady Eye set for Japan quake gig

22/03/11

Liam Gallagher

A group of UK rock acts are to play a benefit gig in aid of Japanese earthquake victims.

Primal Scream, The Coral, and Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye are among the bands set to play a show at Brixton's O2 Academy on 3 April.

The money raised at the gig will go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, Blur's Graham Coxon, and veteran rocker Paul Weller will also play.

The earthquake hit Japan on 11 March and caused a tsunami leading to massive devastation in the north-east of Japan.

On Tuesday (22 March) the death roll had risen to more than 9,000 with 12,645 people missing.

The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster struck with 700 doctors, nurses and support staff providing first aid and health care.

Tickets go on sale on this Friday 25 March at 9am and are limited to a maximum of four per applicant.