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:: Spotlight :: Help For Heroes Concert

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

An incredible line up of stars will come together on Sunday, September 12 2010 for the biggest British event of the year and a landmark in the history of entertainment, to mark the nation’s appreciation of our military heroes. In honour of the service and sacrifice made by men and women for their country, risking everything in the line of duty, some of the biggest names in entertainment are proudly coming together in aid of Britain’s war wounded.

The historic Help For Heroes concert will occur at Twickenham Stadium.

Acts confirmed to participate are:
Robbie Williams
James Blunt
Alexandra Burke
Pixie Lott
Plan B
The Saturdays
Gary Barlow
Michael McIntyre
Jason Manford
Jack Dee
Kevin Bridges
John Bishop
Special Guest Appearance from the legendary Bruce Forsyth

In honour of the service and sacrifice made by men and women for their country, risking everything in the line of duty, some of the biggest names in entertainment are proudly coming together in aid of Britain’s war wounded. Musicians and comedians are joining forces for the spectacular event that will be broadcast on BBC One.

Robbie Williams, who this year celebrates 20 years in music, will headline the show which also features a cross section of the biggest musical names including James Blunt, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, and The Saturdays.

The show will be hosted by the cream of the UK’s comedy talent - John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Jack Dee, Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre have all pledged their support. Of course, all performers have donated their services free of charge.

Robbie Williams said, “I am honoured to be a part of this show and to help draw attention to the amazing job done by our servicemen and women throughout the world. Their dedication to our country is phenomenal and we are all so proud of them”.

Hundreds of thousands of members of the British public have ‘done their bit’ for Help for Heroes by running races, climbing mountains, baking cakes, shaving their legs and giving the contents of their money box - raising a stunning £59 million to date. Now it is the turn of the music and comedy legends to play their part and help ensure that our Heroes receive the best support that money can buy.

Help for Heroes has united the nation behind the Armed Forces. The charity does not question the rights and wrongs of recent wars, just strives towards providing the best possible care and support for those wounded in the service of our country. This is not only a fundraising concert, but a statement of appreciation from the UK ‘s entertainment community to our brave young service men and women. 60,000 fans and troops will be at Twickenham Stadium for the show. The guests of honour will include injured service personnel and their carers who will receive free tickets as a small ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices they have made. All proceeds go straight to Help for Heroes.

Opening Times
Doors will be at 2.30pm on Sunday, September 12 2010. The show will start at 5.00pm. The concert end time is yet to be confirmed, but will be no later than 10.30pm.

Twickenham Box Office
The venue box office will open from 11:00am to 8.00pm on the day of the concert for customers collecting tickets.

Tickets
This is an event not to be missed and promises to be a fantastic evening, so get your ticket before it’s too late! They start at £55 and can be bought from Ticketmaster

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**Update as at August 25, 2010**

New names added to line-up.

Katherine Jenkins
Spelbound
Alesha Dixon
Enrique Iglesias
The Wanted

Peter Kay and Rhod Gilbert have announced that they will be joining the line-up of comedy talent hosting the show.