Robbie To Headline "Help for Heroes" Concert - 12th Sep 2010 in Twickenham
Heroes 'n' Williams
ROBBIE WILLIAMS has signed up to headline a huge one-off gig for Help for Heroes.
The TAKE THAT star is backing Our Boys by topping the bill at the biggest charity gig since Live Earth in 2007.
The three-hour Heroes Concert, featuring top comedians alongside the great and the good of rock and pop, takes place in front of 60,000 fans at Twickenham next month.
The BBC are on board to broadcast the whole event live - and it will have the royal seal of approval.
The VIP bar better be well stocked because Army officer Prince Harry and his pals will be there.
A stunning line-up is falling into place for the charity bash on September 12.
Acts in talks to join Robbie include GARY BARLOW, PIXIE LOTT and JLS plus KASABIAN, STEREOPHONICS and more to be announced over the coming weeks.
Top funnymen including JASON MANFORD, MICHAEL McINTYRE and JACK DEE have also agreed to introduce bands on stage and do a quick burst of material.
THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has played a huge role behind the scenes, working on the line-up with promoters Live Nation.
I've been leaked all the facts and can reveal the show is now ready to be officially unveiled today.
A source said: "This is something special for Help for Heroes.
"All the bands and acts involved feel incredibly strongly about raising money for the families of our Armed Forces who are left without their loved ones.
"The bands in particular have been keen to get involved and offer their support for such a great cause because they are the ones the soldiers listen to.
"As is always the case with these gigs, getting everyone in the same stadium on the same day is a logistical nightmare.
"It will be incredibly emotional.
"There will be some moving tributes to all the servicemen and women who lost their lives in action in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Gary Barlow ... joining Rob?
This sounds like it could be a good 'un.
There was a spell a few years back when charity gigs were an annual feature - starting with Live 8 in 2005, then the Concert For Diana and Live Earth, both in 2007.
Gary Barlow put on a great show at the Royal Albert Hall for Children In Need last year.
But this is the first mega-gig for Our Boys.
I just hope they carve off plenty of freebies for the forces.
Heroes Concert tickets go on sale tomorrow through TicketMaster.
I'll be snapping some up.
source The Sun
Last edited by Jackie; 03-08-10 at 12:03 AM.
and tickets go on sale tomorrow and I don't know if I am coming or going.
Why do they sell tickets on a work day and with hardly any notice to arrange a day off.
Over all, it is a good line-up, which I assume they will add to
Last edited by tammyinlalaland; 03-08-10 at 03:43 AM.
Robbie Williams to headline Help For Heroes concert
Robbie Williams and Alexandra Burke are among the stars set to perform at a benefit concert for servicemen and women at Twickenham Stadium. Williams said he was "honoured" to be asked
The concert, which takes place on 12 September and will be shown on BBC One, will also feature comic talent including Bruce Forsyth and Jack Dee.
Some 60,000 fans and troops are expected to attend the event.
Proceeds will go to the Help For Heroes charity, which raises funds for wounded service personnel and their families.
Other musical acts already confirmed for the line-up include rapper Plan B, The Saturdays and James Blunt.
TV comics Michael McIntyre and Jason Manford are also taking part in the gig.
Williams, who recently announced his return to Take That, said he was "honoured" to be asked to take part, and paid tribute to UK service personnel engaged in Afghanistan.
"Their dedication to our country is phenomenal and we are all so proud of them," he said.
Bryn Parry, head of the Help For Heroes charity, said: "Our boys and girls, both those operating in the remote patrol bases and those recovering from life changing injuries, will hear this concert and know that they are in the forefront of our minds.
"They are not forgotten, wherever they are."
Some 150 personnel injured in combat will attend the show free of charge, while members of the public are being given the chance to purchase 1,000 extra tickets for other servicemen through the Tickets For Troops charity.
Tickets for the concert are due to go on general sale at 0900 BST on Wednesday 4 August.