Robbie To Headline Heroes Concert
Robbie Williams is headlining an incredible line-up of stars who will come together on Sunday, 12th September 2010, at Twickenham Stadium for one of the biggest live events of the year, which will also be broadcast on BBC One.
Marking the nation's appreciation of our military heroes, the concert is a landmark in the history of entertainment and is in honour of the service and sacrifice made by the men and women who risk everything for their country in the line of duty.
Speaking about his involvement Robbie said: “I am honoured to be a part of this show and to help draw attention to the amazing job done by our servicemen and women throughout the world. Their dedication to our country is phenomenal and we are all so proud of them”.
The show will be hosted by the cream of the UK’s comedy talent; John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Jack Dee, Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre and joining Robbie on the line-up are some of the biggest names in music including James Blunt, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Plan B and The Saturdays, who have all donated their services for free. There will also be a special guest appearance by none other than the legendary Bruce Forsyth.
60ꯠ fans and troops will be at Twickenham Stadium for the show, with the guest of honour including 150 injured service personnel and their carers who will receive free tickets as a small ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices they have made.
The public will also have the chance to show extra support by purchasing an 'extra' ticket to treat a member of the Armed Forces to the concert. There are only 1000 of these extra tickets available and they can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
All proceeds will go straight to Help for Heroes. "Help for Heroes is all about ordinary people doing their bit to support the men and women of our Armed Forces," said Bryn Parry, CEO of Help For Heroes. "We feel helpless when we hear about our young men and women being wounded and want to do what we can; with Help for Heroes we can make a difference."
Hundreds of thousands of members of the British public have already ‘done their bit’ for Help for Heroes and raised a stunning £59 million to date; now music and comedy legends to play their part and help ensure that our Heroes receive the best support that money can buy.
Tickets for the Heroes Concert go on sale tomorrow morning (Wednesday 4th August) at 09:00 BST.
The following ticket options will be available:
Reserved Seating: £55
General Admission Pitch Standing: £55
Outer Gold Circle Standing: £70
Inner Gold Circle Standing: £80
Tickets will be available via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 879 4376 or for those outside the UK 0161 637 2692.
To book disabled customer tickets, please call Ticketmaster’s access booking line on 0844 847 1655. For disabled access information please email any enquiries to email@example.com or visit the website at www.heroesconcert.com for more information.
Don't forget, you can also purchase an extra ticket to invite a member of the Armed Forces to the show. To by one of these tickets, which are limited to just 1000, visit www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.
Now go cancel all plans for Wednesday morning so that you're free to bag tickets to see Robbie perform live in September. In the meantime take a look back to when Robbie played his phenomenal shows in Knebworth, check out the clips below - we can't wait for more of this to come at Twickenham!
Feel live from Knebworth