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STV Appeal 2012 announces venues for Amy Macdonald’s charity gigathon

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Amy Macdonald’s 'Five a Day for the Kids'
 
Singer song-writer Amy Macdonald has committed to the ultimate musical challenge in aid of the STV Appeal 2012.  Amy will do five short acoustic performances in one day on Tuesday June 12 (‘Amy’s Five A Day for the Kids’), with all proceeds going to the STV Appeal 2012 – and tickets are available for what promises to be an amazing day NOW via www.ticketsoup.com!
 
Amy’s third album ‘Life In A Beautiful Light’ and the single ‘Slow It Down’ will be released on Monday 11th June. Her two previous and hugely popular albums - ‘This Is The Life’ and the follow-up ‘A Curious Thing’ - have sold over four million copies to date and made Amy one of the UK’s most successful singers, both at home and abroad.
 
The venues and timings for Amy’s whistle-stop tour on Tuesday 12 June are:
 
Aberdeen
Venue:                The Lemon Tree (5 West North Street, AB24 5AT)
Show starts:       8.30am (doors 8.00am)
 
Dundee
Venue:                 Duke’s Corner (13 Brown Street, DD1 5EG)
Show starts:       12.30pm (doors 12noon)
 
Stirling
Venue:                 The Tolbooth (Jail Wynd, FK8 1DE)
Show starts:       4pm (doors 3.30pm)
 
Edinburgh
Venue:                 The Caves (12 Niddry Street, EH1 1NS)
Show starts:       8pm (doors 7.30pm)
 
Glasgow
Venue:                 SWG3 (100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG)
Show starts:       11pm (doors 10.30pm)
 
Stand-up comedian and all round brilliant bloke Bruce Devlin will be there to welcome audiences and entertain before Amy’s performances.  Singer songwriter Karima Francis will be performing a short support set at the Glasgow performance; and guests are welcome to stay on at SWG3 for an after-gigathon party, to mark the end of what we’re sure will be a truly special day for the STV Appeal 2012.
 
To be part of this special event, you can buy your ticket at www.ticketsoup.com.  Tickets for each performance cost £10 each, all of which will go directly to the STV Appeal 2012.  A small booking fee will apply.
 
It’s going to be a whistle-stop tour of each venue so please ensure that you’re there on time for doors opening!
 
Visitors to stv.tv will be able to keep up-to-date with Amy’s progress throughout the day; and footage from the ‘Five A Day’ tour will be shown on the STV Appeal show later in the year.
 
Amy Macdonald said: “This is the biggest number of performances I’ll have ever done in one day and I’m looking forward to it enormously.  It’s going to be exhausting but so exciting – and I’m delighted to be doing this for the STV Appeal 2012, which supports Scotland’s most vulnerable children.”
 
Bruce Devlin added:  'It's with a great sense of pride that I continue to be a part of such a worthwhile cause and I’ve personally seen how the money raised by the STV Appeal makes a difference. To be travelling the country with an artist of Amy's stature is just brilliant and I’m sure Amy’s ‘Five a Day for the Kids’ will be a hoot! Please buy a ticket - remember every penny raised in Scotland stays in Scotland!'
 
Elizabeth Partyka, Deputy Director of Channels at STV, said:  “Five gigs in one day is no mean feat and we’re thrilled that Amy is taking on this challenge in aid of the STV Appeal 2012.  We’ve lined up five fantastic venues, all of which are providing their services absolutely free of charge for this exciting day and we’d like to thank everyone involved in making this happen.” 
 
The STV Appeal 2012 is committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. The STV Appeal was launched in 2011 by The Hunter Foundation and STV, and in its inaugural year raised almost £1.3m.  The STV Appeal spends 100% of the money raised on the kids who most need it.  Every single penny raised stays in Scotland.  And as in 2011, the Scottish Government has once again committed to match funding the total amount raised. 
 
For more information and to get involved with the STV Appeal, please visit www.stv.tv/appeal.
 
For additional images and information, please contact:
 
Kirstin Stevenson, 0141 300 3670/07803 970106 or email kirstin.stevenson@stv.tv 
Lauren Ferson, 0141 300 3290/ 07921 494654 or email lauren.ferson@stv.tv