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Robbie Williams to headline Help for Heroes gig

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Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 11:50 [IST]

London (ANI): Singer songwriter Robbie Williams has signed up to headline a huge one-off charity gig for Help for Heroes, and will be backing Our Boys. The three-hour Heroes Concert, featuring top comedians alongside the great and the good of rock and pop, will take place in front of 60,000 fans at Twickenham next month.

Acts in talks to join Williams, 36, include Gary Barlow, Pixie Lott and JLS plus Kasabian, Stereophonics and more to be announced over the coming weeks. “This is something special for Help for Heroes," the Sun quoted a source as saying. “All the bands and acts involved feel incredibly strongly about raising money for the families of our Armed Forces who are left without their loved ones."

“The bands in particular have been keen to get involved and offer their support for such a great cause because they are the ones the soldiers listen to. As is always the case with these gigs, getting everyone in the same stadium on the same day is a logistical nightmare. It will be incredibly emotional. There will be some moving tributes to all the servicemen and women who lost their lives in action in Iraq and Afghanistan," the source added.

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