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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Westlife and The Script set to rock Northern Ireland for BBC Children in Need

Pop sensations Westlife and The Script will be flying into Belfast to perform at this year's massive BBC Children in Need gig at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast next month.

Thousands are expected to enjoy the spectacular show on Friday 19 November, with other headline act Jedward also signed up to take part on the night.

All free tickets for the show were snapped up in less than three hours after phonelines and the website opened earlier today (Wednesday 27 October).

Also jetting in for the show will be Street Dance duo Twist and Pulse from south London; up-and-coming girl band Wonderland and the inimitable May McFettridge.

Last year, thanks to the creativity, support and commitment of the great British public, BBC Children in Need raised over £39 million with hundreds of projects across Northern Ireland benefitting from the record-breaking total.

This year's theme is "Show your spots, let's raise lots!" for BBC Children in Need and this could be as simple as baking spotty cupcakes or getting the boss to wear spots for the day, with every penny raised going to disadvantaged children right here in Northern Ireland and across the 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.

This year's theme is "Show your spots, let's raise lots" and for a fundraising pack full of inspiration visit the BBC Children in Need website or by calling 0345 607 3333.

In 2009, the BBC Children in Need appeal raised over £39 million which is already hard at work changing the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children across Northern Ireland and the UK.


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