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Diana Memorial Concert: Lily Allen and Kanye West join bill

Lily Allen

Story by Jack Foley

LILY Allen, Kanye West and The Feeling have been added to the bill for the Diana memorial concert at Wembley Stadium on July 1.

They will be joined by a varied line-up including Natasha Bedingfield, Rod Stewart, James Morrison, Orson and Status Quo.

The charity concert has been organised to mark the Princess of Wales’ 46th birthday and the 10th anniversary of her death and organisers are releasing an extra 10,000 tickets this morning (Friday).

Acts already confirmed to play include Sir Elton John, Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone and Pharrell Williams.

The concert will be divided into three parts with two 20-minute intervals and will last for five hours.

It’s been organised by Princes William and Harry as “the best birthday present” for their mother.

Prince William is due to attend the event in person although it is not yet known whether Harry will be granted leave from his deployment in Iraq to do so.

Geoffrey Matthews, the concert’s project director, did add, though, that both princes would appear on stage in some capacity during the event.

The running order and presenters have yet to be decided but the event is expected to be another huge concert success for London with anticipation high among concert-goers who snapped up the first 22,500 tickets in minutes after they went on sale in December.

Organisers estimate there will be 62,000 seats in total and the latest batch of 10,000 tickets, costing £45 each, are now on sale from Ticketmaster.

For those unlucky in purchasing tickets, the concert will be shown in 140 countries and will be broadcast on BBC 1 in the UK. The BBC will also show the live event on big screens around the country.

Further artists and ticket information will be announced nearer the time.