'Showtime @ The Stadium', a one-off event, which will feature pop, theatre and TV stars performing show tunes from stage musicals...
CHURCH for a massive LIVE AID-style charity concert at the MILLENNIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF in the autumn.
October’s ‘Showtime @ The Stadium’, a fundraiser for the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust, is the brainchild of Midge Ure, who co-organised 1985’s Live Aid gig for famine victims in Africa in 1985.
The one-off event, which will feature pop, theatre and TV stars performing show tunes from stage musicals, has been confirmed for October 20.
The gig was announced at a press conference in the stadium last month, where Charlotte Church told reporters that she fancied having a go at recreating Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Lady Marmalade’ performance. Atomic Kitten have expressed an interest in performing something from ‘Cats’ .
The concert production will be directed by Ure, and recorded by the BBC for broadcast before the end of the year. Each of the artists appearing will be backed by a 60-piece orchestra and a gospel choir.
Meanwhile, H from Steps has announced that he is in talks with producers of the stage musical ‘Godspell’, with a view to joining the cast sometime next year.
He says he may look to a career in musicals when Steps eventually split, though he stressed that there are no current plans for the demise of
More acts for “Showtime @ The Stadium” will be announced over the coming weeks and tickets are already on sale from the Millennium Stadium box office, telephone 0870 1211228, priced £15 to £35.