Belfast Telegraph

Robbie headlines concert for troops

Robbie Williams is to headline a concert raising money for wounded British troops.

The concert at Twickenham Stadium will also feature performances by James Blunt, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Plan B and The Saturdays.

Robbie said of the planned gig: "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."

Sixty thousand people are expected to attend the show, on September 12, with proceeds going to the Help For Heroes charity.

Comedians including John Bishop, Jack Dee and Peter Kay have also signed up to host the event, which will feature a guest appearance by Bruce Forsyth.

Free tickets will be given to injured members of the armed forces and their carers.

Bryn Parry, of Help For Heroes, said the charity allowed ordinary people to support the armed forces.

He said: "Music and humour can reach and lift those in the darkest of places, making life worth living and helping in recovery. 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."

Tickets, which cost from £55, go on sale tomorrow.


From Belfast Telegraph