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[1][2]Above is the logo for the 2008 event. The ChildLine Concert (known in recent years for sponsorship reasons as the Cheerios ChildLine Concert) is an annual pop music charity event which has taken place in Ireland since 1997. As the name suggests the money raised by the concert is donated to the young person's charity, ChildLine and many of the attendants are also children. Past performers include Westlife (who have performed every year since their inception), Robbie Williams, Girls Aloud, McFly, All Saints, Brian McFadden, S Club 7,Blue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 5ive, Sugababes, Busted, Big Brovaz, Samantha Mumba and Boyzone.[1] To date the event has raised €2.5 million for ChildLine, €280,000 from 2007's event and an expected €400,000 from the 2008 event.[2] The 2008 event was held at the O2 in Dublin on 16 December, the first ever concert to take place at the venue.[3]

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The first ChildLine Concert was held at the Point Theatre, Dublin in 1997. By 2003 over €1 million had been raised and there had been performances from Robbie Williams, S Club 7, Blue, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Samantha Mumba, Boyzone and All Saints.[4]

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Acts who performed at the Point Theatre on 26 January included Samantha Mumba, Sugarbabes, Girls Aloud, Six, Busted, Mankind, Broken Hill and Big Brovaz. Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Bryan McFadden hosted the event which was televised live on RTÉ Television.[5]ChildLine received over €200,000.[6]

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[3][4]Enrique Iglesias performed at the 2008 event. Acts who performed at the O2 on 16 December included Enrique Iglesias, Boyzone, Shayne Ward,Anastacia[7] Scouting for Girls, The Script, Alphabeat,The Saturdays, Eoghan Quigg and JLS.[8][9][10]

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At the 02 Dublin where, Alexandra Burke, Westlife, JLS, Taio Cruz, Cascada, The Saturdays, The Boulevard, The Script + more the event was hosted by Liam McKenna.The event took place on Wednesday, November 18th.

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