IDLEWILD will play a Glasgow show to mark the launch event for a charity which aims to help musicians in Scotland.

Help Musicians UK is the leading independent charity for those working in the UK music industry. Now the charity can reveal the launch of its permanent new Scottish operation – with Scottish heroes Idlewild playing an acoustic set at a special King Tut’s gig to mark the occasion.

The intimate Rooted In Scotland gig will take place in the iconic venue on February 1 – the same day as the official opening of the Help Musicians Scotland operation in Glasgow.

Scottish musicians Be Charlotte, Indigo Velvet and SKJØR, all of whom have received support from the charity in the past, will also perform.

Rod Jones of Idlewild said: “We are absolutely thrilled to support the launch of Help Musicians Scotland at one of our favourite venues, King Tut’s.

"We’ve played some really special gigs at the venue, the first 21 years ago & a five night stint in 2008, so it’s truly an honour to return for such a great cause.

"Help Musicians Scotland do amazing work to support musicians at all stages in their career. We’re planning a special acoustic set for the evening and fans should expect a fitting set-list to mark a landmark moment for the Scottish music industry.”

Help Musicians Scotland will uniquely benefit Scottish musicians, provide bespoke Scottish programming and campaigns, plus link to the charity’s near-100 years of health and welfare support for the music industry.

All of the funds raised in Scotland will stay in Scotland to help support the industry and its needs.

A limited number of tickets will go on Wednesday via Ticketmaster.