A charity gig in aid of Dublin's Simon Community, dubbed 'The Longest Night' will take place in The Button Factory on December 21st.

Acts taking part in the gig include Paddy Casey, The Guggenheim Grotto, Heathers and The Mighty Stef. MC on the night is comedian Damian Clarke.

The Simon Community offers invaluable support to the many homeless people all over the city, and are urging music fans to dig deep and buy a ticket for this gig on what they call "the longest and toughest night of the year to be homeless."

Tickets are €28 and on sale now from www.longestnight.ie, by phoning 1850 400 321, or in person from Freebird Records in Temple Bar. VIP tickets for €100 are also available, and include a drinks reception, private seated area and various other perks.