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Goldie talent show finale at Palace

Goldie is teaming up with Prince Harry to stage a gig at Buckingham Palace.

The DJ and producer is hosting a new TV talent search to find raw musical recruits for a BBC Two series.

And the hunt will culminate with a grand finale show at the palace with Harry among the guests of honour.

Goldie, who has also carved out an acting career with EastEnders and Bond movie roles, was a finalist in BBC Two's Maestro series, in which he took on the challenge of learning to become a conductor.

Now he will be using his talents to find young wannabes in Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.

Goldie and Prince Harry have already met to discuss the concert which the specially chosen group will perform at the palace.

The series will see 12 young musicians - aged 17 to 24 - chosen through a nationwide search, then mentored by a team of industry experts. They include Robbie Williams collaborator and composer Guy Chambers, Mercury-nominated jazz artist Soweto Kinch and former Catatonia star and BBC 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews.

Goldie said: "This is one of the most inspiring projects I've ever been involved with. It's all about unearthing musical talent that's under the radar in Britain - finding young people who've faced huge challenges and have never had the opportunities that they deserve."

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