BBC Children in Need and Gary Barlow announce Children in Need Rocks 2013

I’m very excited that these incredible artists are giving their time for a special charity that is close to my heart. This year, BBC Children in Need Rocks is going to be bigger and better than ever, doing not one, but two concerts."Gary Barlow
Date: 26.09.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.07
BBC Children in Need is excited to reveal that Gary Barlow will once again be bringing some of the biggest names from the music industry together in two concerts which will help to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

The world class line-up being assembled to perform at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith so far includes:

  • Tuesday 12 November - Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal, Little Mix
  • Wednesday 13 November - Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Bastille, Passenger

Further names will be confirmed soon.

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 the appeal week.

Gary Barlow says: “I’m very excited that these incredible artists are giving their time for a special charity that is close to my heart. This year, BBC Children in Need Rocks is going to be bigger and better than ever, doing not one, but two concerts. There are still some great acts we're keeping up our sleeve to announce in the coming weeks and there will be a couple of surprise moments on stage as well. And who knows, I might even get up on stage too.”

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.”

Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, David Ramsden, says: “Gary has created two amazing evenings that will help to change thousands of young lives across the UK."

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 27 September. Please visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full details and ways to get involved in this year’s appeal.

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.

For information about BBC Children in Need Rocks please contact Henni Cardy: Henni.cardy@bbc.co.uk or Edward Brody: Edward.brody@bbc.co.uk

Notes to Editors

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557) whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. We will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face, and work that builds their skills and resilience.

We are currently supporting around 2,700 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages - for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect; or disabled young people.

The BBC Children in Need 2013 Appeal show is on BBC One on Friday 15 November.

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