27 September, 2016 - NME.com
Take That, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs and The Vamps have all been confirmed to perform at this year's Children In Need Rocks show.
In memory of Sir Terry Wogan, Gregory Porter, Alfie Boe, Alexander Armstrong, and Ward Thomas, the concert will see all artists perform songs that the legendary broadcaster 'loved or had a connection with'.
“It has been an honour working with Sir Terry across the years on Children in Need and it’s a privilege to be hosting Rocks in celebration of his life," said host Fearne Cotton. "It’s going to be a very special evening with some great artists performing some of his favourite tracks."
Fellow host Greg James added: "It’s a privilege to host Rocks alongside Fearne. Sir Terry was, in my eyes, the ultimate broadcaster. A friend to millions on his radio show and a hero to millions more through his work with Children in Need. It’s an absolute honour to be asked to be part of the concert. It’s going to be a brilliant night.”
The show will take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 1 November. Tickets are available now here.
Raising money for the BBC's Children In Need, the show will also feature classic archive material from Sir Terry's television and radio career, illustrated by Tony Ross. The BBC Concert Orchestra, the Crouch End Festival Chorus and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band will also accompany all performances.
Earlier this year, there was speculation that Robbie Williams might be rejoining Take That to record new material - however this week saw him launch his new solo album with an emotional show at London's Apple Music Festival.