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Barry Manilow, Tom Odell and The Wanted join BBC Children in Need Rocks (2013)

Barry Manilow

Story by Jack Foley

SINGING legend Barry Manilow, US folk band The Lumineers, British singer Tom Odell, and British boy band The Wanted are the latest artists to join this year’s stellar line up for BBC Children in Need Rocks curated by Gary Barlow.

The latest additions join the likes of Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding and Rizzle Kicks for two concerts in November that will raise money to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.

Manilow said: “I have known Gary from early Take That days when they re-recorded my hit Could It Be Magic in 1992. We have remained friends and I am thrilled he asked me to be a part of this great BBC Children in Need Rocks night.

“I have been proud to support BBC Children in Need for many years as it’s a truly wonderful cause that does great work for children and young people in the UK. See you there on the night.”

Gary Barlow added: “We are in for a fantastic couple of nights with lots of amazing artists and some very exciting collaborations. I can’t wait to get up on stage for a few numbers too, it’s all for a great cause.”

The world class line-up who will perform at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith now includes:

Tuesday, November 12

Barry Manilow, Robbie Williams, The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal, Little Mix

Wednesday, November 13

The Lumineers, Tom Odell, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Bastille, Passenger

Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will host both nights, which will be combined into one TV programme for broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD during BBC Children in Need Appeal week.