in Need; Wales
Organisers of Party For Pudsey,
the BBC Children in Need concert held in Wrexham on 19 November, have
confirmed they've managed to sign one of the biggest names in rock to
join an already impressive line-up.
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has agreed to perform
at the event, which already boasts Wet Wet Wet, in their first
public performance since re-forming; Katherine Jenkins, the fastest-selling
classical artist since Maria Callas, whose Second Nature is currently
number one in the classical album chart and number 25 in the pop album
chart; Lisa Stansfield; Intenso Project featuring Lisa
Scott-Lee and Dragonheart.
Noise Next Door are now unable to perform, but they
are replaced by singer songwriter Kristian Leontiou.
An audience of 6,000 are expected at the free event
in Llwyn Isaf, near the Guildhall, Wrexham.
The television broadcast will be presented by Jason
Mohammad and Frances Donovan, while Kevin Hughes and
Howard Griffiths will be on hand to introduce the acts on stage
and keep spirits high.
With tickets already sold out, people can call the ticket
line to leave their names in case of any cancellations on 01978 313
Concert Producer Jonathan Davies says: "This
is a real coup for us. We're very excited that Bryan Adams has agreed
"He is a huge international star and is currently
touring the world with new material from his album Room Service. This
is now a truly impressive line-up."
The concert is co-promoted by BBC Wales and Wrexham
County Borough Council with the support of Airbus UK.
It will feature regularly on BBC ONE Wales on the night,
with contributions from Wrexham being shown on BBC ONE network - bringing
the spirit of the Wrexham event to the rest of the UK.