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Titanic line-up for centenary commemoration show

Brian Ferry is among those singing at the event
Image caption Bryan Ferry is among those singing at the event

The legendary Bryan Ferry and Grammy award-winning soul singer Joss Stone are among the line-up for a special programme to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film will be broadcast live on BBC Two on 14 April, 100 years after the ill-fated liner hit an iceberg.

The 90-minute event is being staged at Belfast's Waterfront Hall, just across the river from the Harland & Wolff ship yard, where the liner was built.

Archive and specially commissioned documentary material, accompanied by stunning visual effects, will re-tell the story of the ship, those who built her and those who perished or survived.

Others confirmed for the event include Charlie Siem, one of the UK's brightest new classical stars and acclaimed English tenor Alfie Boe.

Armagh-born actor Colin Morgan, who stars in the BBC One series, Merlin, and Belfast actor Ian McElhinney will also take part.

Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two, said: "The concert will be a dignified commemoration of those who died and a celebration of the craftsmanship and endeavour it took to build this iconic ship.

"The talent line-up includes local, national and international stars who will bring the story of Titanic to life in a fitting tribute 100 years after the ship's sinking in the North Atlantic."

The public may register for complimentary tickets to the event from noon on Wednesday, 14 March, until 17:00 GMT on Wednesday, 28 March

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