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Gary Barlow to stage Children in Need concert (2009)

Paul McCartney

Story by Jack Foley

SIR Paul McCartney, Take That and Muse are among the stars taking part in a one-off charity concert in support of Children in Need next month.

They will be joined by Lily Allen, Dame Shirley Bassey, Leona Lewis, Dizzee Rascal and Snow Patrol at the event, which has been organised by Take That’s Gary Barlow.

Radio 1’s Chris Moyles will host the show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 12, 2009, with tickets priced between £100 and £50 and allocated by ballot.

Sir Terry Wogan announced the line-up on his Radio 2 show, saying: “This concert is helping to make a really special year for Children In Need.”

Ironically, Barlow had been due to make the announcement himself on Friday morning, but cancelled due to a family bereavement.

The singer had earlier said: “I’ve always wanted to do something like this and I can promise a night to remember, a night that will, I hope, play a small part in changing the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.”

Fans will have a chance to buy a maximum of two tickets for the concert by registering their details on the Children in Need website between 7am on Friday, October 16 and noon on Tuesday, October 20.

They will be allocated through a ballot and successful applicants, drawn at random, will be notified by email the following day.

The show will be broadcast on BBC One in the weekend before the main Children in Need appeal on November 20.