American singer Barry Manilow, US folk band The Lumineers, British singer Tom Odell, and British boy band The Wanted are the latest artists to join this year’s stellar line up for BBC Children in Need Rocks curated by Gary Barlow.
The latest additions join the likes of Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding and Rizzle Kicks for two concerts in November that will raise money to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.
Manilow said: “I have known Gary from early Take That days when they re-recorded my hit “Could it be Magic” in 1992. We have remained friends and I am thrilled he asked me to be a part of this great BBC Children in Need Rocks night. I have been proud to support BBC Children in Need for many years as it’s a truly wonderful cause that does great work for children and young people in the UK. See you there on the night.”
Gary Barlow says: “We are in for a fantastic couple of nights with lots of amazing artists and some very exciting collaborations. I can’t wait to get up on stage for a few numbers too, it’s all for a great cause.”
The world class line-up who will perform at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith now includes:
Tuesday 12th November
Barry Manilow, Robbie Williams, The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal, Little Mix
Wednesday 13th November
The Lumineers, Tom Odell, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Bastille, Passenger
Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will host both nights, which will be combined into one TV programme for broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD during BBC Children in Need Appeal week.
Host Chris Evans says: “I am honoured to be hosting the Rocks concerts alongside Fearne; Gary certainly knows how to put on a show, so I think guests and viewers will be in for a very special couple of evenings, a real treat!”
Host Fearne Cotton says: “BBC Children in Need Rocks is always fantastic and once again Gary has pulled off a mega line up. I can’t wait to present this year, we’ve got two nights of music which means double the fun, and I have no doubt that we’re going to raise a huge amount of money for a very special charity doing amazing work.”
For tickets for BBC Children in Need Rocks please visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey
BBC Children in Need Rocks is Executive Produced for BBC Entertainment & Events by Guy Freeman and Produced by Cerrie Frost. The concerts will fall in BBC Children in Need’s busiest week of the year with thousands of fundraising events up and down the country and a host of BBC programmes rallying round to do their bit make this year’s Appeal the biggest ever.