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Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall

Every year, BBC Children in Need creates magic moments that raise huge amounts of money for disadvantaged children, and this year the UK's finest musicians hope to help raise more than ever with a spectacular show at the Royal Albert Hall.

For Children in Need 2009, Gary Barlow and Take That are adding to the magic by inviting an all-star line-up of rock and pop's finest, who in total have amassed over 50 UK number one hits, to take part in Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall.

The star-studded bill includes: Sir Paul McCartney; Lily Allen; Dizzee Rascal; Dame Shirley Bassey; Leona Lewis; Paolo Nutini; Mika; Snow Patrol; Cheryl Cole; Katherine Jenkins and Muse.

And of course Gary will also perform on the night with his Take That partners, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, as they again show their unwavering support of the charity.

And there will also be some very special surprises on the night.

Gary Barlow said: "It's fantastic to be able to kick off BBC Children in Need 2009 in such a special way."

"I've always wanted to do something like this and I can promise a night to remember, a night that will, I hope, play a small part in changing the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK."

BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles will host the event and will be joined on stage by Peter Kay, Fearne Cotton, James Corden and, the legend that is Sir Terry Wogan, who will help introduce the stars and remind us of the work that BBC Children in Need carries out in the UK.

The concert will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 12 November and will be part of a week of Children in Need related programmes when it is broadcast on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.

All fans will have a chance to buy a maximum of two tickets by registering their details at

Tickets will be allocated through a ballot that will remain open from 7.00am, Friday 16 October until 12.00noon on Tuesday 20 October. Successful applicants, drawn at random, will be notified by email on Wednesday 21 October. Tickets for the concert will start at £50.

The show will be broadcast on BBC One in the weekend before the main Children in Need appeal on November 20 and coverage of the concert will be repeated on BBC Three on Wednesday 18 November at 9.00pm with highlights on Radio 2 on Thursday 19 November at 8.00pm.

Viewers and listeners to the show will be invited to donate to help raise even more money.

Notes to Editors

All profits will go to BBC Children in Need.

Prices for tickets start at £50 for standing and £100 for seats.

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.

The theme of this year's Appeal is Do Something Different and, in the weeks leading up to the televised Appeal, on 20 November, Pudsey is asking everyone to take up the challenge, get creative and Do Something Different to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people who need our support.

For more information about BBC Children in Need please visit


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