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Editors and Courteeners for Xfm's Winter Wonderland in London (2012)

XFM's Winter Wonderland

Story by Jack Foley

EDITORS and The Courteneers are among the acts confirmed to play the London leg of Xfm’s annual Winter Wonderland concerts (2012).

Hosted by London’s Breakfast Show presenter Danny Wallace, and taking place at the O2 Academy Brixton on Monday, December 17, there will also be performances from The Temper Trap as well as rapidly rising music stars Lucy Rose and Theme Park.

In addition, the night includes the presentation of the coveted Xfm Inspiration Award to a very special guest.

The party starts at O2 Apollo Manchester a few days earlier (on December 4) with special live performances from Bloc Party, Maximo Park, Everything Everything, Delphic, Spector and Findlay.

Manchester’s Breakfast Show presenter Tim Cocker and afternoon presenter Clint Boon will be on hosting duties for the night.

Now back for its ninth consecutive year and once again in support of War Child, Winter Wonderland will be held from 6:30pm in Manchester and London.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 26 at 9am. Advanced tickets are priced at £25 and details are available on

Listeners will also be able to win tickets by tuning in to the station, in the run-up to the live shows.

Chris Baughen, Xfm’s Managing Editor said: “Xfm’s Winter Wonderland is one of the most anticipated events in the calendar for our listeners and we’re proud to continue to bring them amazing shows with stellar line-ups – making the shows bigger and better each time. We’re sure that all of you will love what we have in-store this year.”

Tom Smith from Editors said: “It is our pleasure to be part of Xfm’s Christmas do this year. To help this wonderful station celebrate will be a lot of fun.

“The night is made all the more worthwhile for us by being in aid of War Child, a longstanding charity which continues to do amazing work and has continued to work hand in hand with bands and musicians we love. The original Help Album sits proudly on my shelf still.”