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BBC Children in Need and Gary Barlow announce Children in Need Rocks 2013


Gary Barlow will once again be bringing some of the biggest names from the music industry together in two Children In Need Rocks concerts, which will broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD during the appeal week.

The world class line-up confirmed to perform at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, so far includes:

Tuesday 12 November:
Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal, Little Mix.

Wednesday 13 November:
Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Bastille, Passenger.

Further names will be confirmed soon.

Gary Barlow says: “I’m very excited that these incredible artists are giving their time for a special charity that is close to my heart. This year, BBC Children in Need Rocks is going to be bigger and better than ever, doing not one, but two concerts. There are still some great acts we’re keeping up our sleeve to announce in the coming weeks and there will be a couple of surprise moments on stage as well. And who knows, I might even get up on stage too.”

Host Chris Evans says: “I am honoured to be hosting the Rocks concerts alongside Fearne; Gary certainly knows how to put on a show, so I think guests and viewers will be in for a very special couple of evenings, a real treat!”

Host Fearne Cotton says: “BBC Children in Need Rocks is always fantastic and once again Gary has pulled off a mega line-up. I can’t wait to present this year – we’ve got two nights of music which means double the fun, and I have no doubt that we’re going to raise a huge amount of money for a very special charity doing amazing work.”

Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, David Ramsden, says: “Gary has created two amazing evenings that will help to change thousands of young lives across the UK.”

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 27 September. Please visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full details and ways to get involved in this year’s appeal.

BBC Children in Need Rocks is executive produced for BBC Entertainment & Events by Guy Freeman and produced by Cerrie Frost.

The BBC Children in Need 2013 Appeal show is on BBC One on Friday 15 November.