Christina Aguilera, JLS, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green for Michael Forever

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Michael Forever, the Michael Jackson tribute concert due to take place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, has announced its first tranche of acts, possibly offsetting some of the negative press which has beset so event this far.

Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, JLS, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green have been confirmed for the 8 October event.

Leona Lewis

They are being joined by Alien Ant Farm (who had a hit single with a cover version of Smooth Criminal), Craig David and 3T - three of Michael Jackson's nephews, who had a few hit singles in 1996.


Paul Ring, the US director of the concert's promoter Global Live Events, said: "This announcement is just the beginning; we have many more to announce. This concert will unite various generations and musical genres, reminding everyone of just how amazing a talent Michael was."

Chris Hunt, the president of Global Live Events, said: "We're delighted that such exciting and globally recognised acts have joined the line-up to pay tribute to a music legend. This is going to be a spectacular event, and one not to be missed! I'm also pleased to say that we'll be adding more amazing headliners in the days to come."

The concert will be broadcast around the world in both 2D and 3D. Charities that will benefit from the proceeds include The Aids Project LA and The Prince's Trust.

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