Big names back The Big Ask

jemima khan
Jemima Khan arriving at KOKO

Britain 's rich and famous came together over the bank holiday weekend for The Big Ask Live.

Sponsored by a key supporter, the gig raised crucial funds and awareness for Friend of the Earth's climate change campaign - The Big Ask.

Edith Bowman
Edith Bowman

  Mixed menu

  Around 200 special guests were   escorted to the VIP area. On the   menu were organic canapés,   donated champagne and plenty of   upbeat information about The Big   Ask campaign.

Celebrity audience

Weather presenter Sian Lloyd and celebrity chef Ross Burden

The diverse mix of special guests hushed to near silence when Thom and Jonny appeared. As the Radiohead duo strummed, an unlikely group swung their hips and tapped their feet in unison.

Tory leader, David Cameron strained for a better view over Labour Minister, David Miliband's head. Whilst celebrity chef Ross Burden - still in his cook's apron - paused to rub shoulders with Glastonbury 's Michael Eavis.

Glamorous touch

stephen merchant

A touch of glamour was awarded  to the event too. Jemima Khan, Stephen Merchant and Edith Bowman applauded loudly, all evidently enjoying the performance.

I'm a big music fan and I love the fact this is for a good cause. It's something I feel very strongly about.

Stephen Merchant, co-writer of The Office

Very important pledge

michael eavis and daughter emily
Michael Eavis and
daughter Emily

All the special guests were asked to support the campaign.

Friends of the Earth needs to raise two million pounds over the next three years.

This money is crucial if vital campaign work on climate change is to continue.

The Big Ask Live was a major step towards achieving that goal.