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Mitch Winehouse planning pay-per-view Amy Winehouse tribute concert

Late singer's father trying to thrash out deal for scheduled summer gig

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch Winehouse is considering broadcasting the tribute concert for his late daughter on pay-per-view.

The Sun reports that Mitch, who set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation after the singer's death last July, is in talks with TV companies about the possibility of making fans "pay a few quid" to watch the gig in order to raise more money for the charity.

A source said:
Claims that ITV have done a deal for the gig are premature. All options are open at the moment but one idea is to make fans pay a few quid to watch the concert.

They went on to add: "Big artists will be booked from both sides of the Atlantic so people will want to see it. It will be a huge event."

Earlier this week (January 10), it was reported that Lily Allen revealed she would be "honoured" to come out of retirement and play at a tribute concert for Winehouse.

Other artists to be linked with performing at the show include Mark Ronson, Jessie J and Florence And The Machine.

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