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Goldie teams up with Prince Harry

Goldie and Prince Harry
Image caption Goldie and Prince Harry met recently to discuss the programme and the concert

Drum 'n' bass star Goldie has teamed up with Prince Harry to help organise a concert featuring 12 young musicians chosen after a nationwide search.

BBC Two series Goldie's Band - By Royal Appointment will follow Goldie as he searches the UK for 17 to 24-year-olds with "raw musical talent".

The musicians will then be mentored by artists including former Robbie Williams songwriter Guy Chambers.

The series will end with a Buckingham Palace gig in front of Prince Harry.

Goldie, who was a finalist in BBC Two's conducting series Maestro, said it was "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."

The BBC said the Prince Harry and Goldie recently met up to discuss the project and the concert, which will be watched by a specially-invited audience.

A transmission time for the programme has yet to be determined.

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