Concert For Diana: The Details Set for Wembley Stadium on July 1 Elton John - one of the star performers
A huge concert to celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, has been given the go ahead of next summer for Wembley Stadium.
Set for July 1st, the day of the Princess' birthday, the concert will be in a similar vein to 1986's Live Aid, with proceeds from the event going towards a number of charities that were supported by The Princess during her life, and to two of the Princes' own charities, Centrepoint and Sentebale.
Titled simple 'Concert for Diana,' the show will feature some of the Princess' favourite musical acts, all of which are being invited by Princes William and Harry, Diana's two sons.
Already lined up for the concert are Elton John, Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Pharrell Williams, The English National Ballet, Joss Stone and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who will stage a medley of songs from some of his greatest West End shows. A number of other major acts will be announced in due course.
Announcing his and his brother's plans for a commemoration of their mother's life, Prince William said today:
"We both wanted to put our stamp on it. We want it to represent exactly what our mother would have wanted. So therefore the church service alone isn't enough. We wanted to have this big concert full of energy, full of the sort of fun and happiness, which I know she would have wanted. And on her birthday as well, it's got to be the best birthday present she ever had."
On the memorial service, Prince Harry said:
"The service is going to include both sides of the family, our mother's side and our father's side - everyone getting together. It should be a good occasion."
Tickets, priced £45 and with no booking fee, will be made available from 9am tomorrow (Wednesday 13th December 2006) via the website www.concertfordiana.com
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