Gary Barlow to headline Royal Albert Hall Olympic fundraiser

Take That front man Gary Barlow will headline a star-studded gig to raise funds for the British Olympic and Paralympic teams at the Royal Albert Hall on 11 May.

Gary Barlow to headline Royal Albert Hall Olympic fundraiser
Gary Barlow to headline Royal Albert Hall Olympic fundraiser

Billed as the ‘biggest Olympic event prior to the Opening Ceremony’ the gig will be sponsored by British Airways, BT and Cadbury and takes place on the day after the London 2012 Olympic flame is lit in Greece.

Barlow will be joined on stage by presenters Davina McCall and John Bishop, singer Will Young, violinist Charlie Siem, and Britian’s Got Talent winner Spelbound. More acts will be announced soon.

Up to 3,000 guests will enjoy a menu designed by Heston Blumenthal’s protégée and Michelin-starred chef Simon Hulstone.

Andy Hunt, Team GB chef de mission and British Olympic Association CEO, said the event will be the first in a series of celebrations in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB.

"It is fantastic to see some great British names from the world of entertainments on the line-up. I’m sure this will be a brilliant celebration of our greatest team and a very special night in the company of many of our most accomplished Olympians and Paralympians," he said.

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