more acts for The Children In Need Rocks shows

Barry Manilow, The Lumineers, Tom Odell, and The Wanted

news: Friday 18th October 2013

American singer Barry Manilow, US folk band The Lumineers, British singer Tom Odell, and British boy band The Wanted are the latest artists to join the line-up for The Children In Need Rocks shows which will take place take place at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November.

Manilow said, "I have known Gary from early Take That days when they re-recorded my hit "Could it be Magic" in 1992. We have remained friends and I am thrilled he asked me to be a part of this great BBC Children in Need Rocks night. I have been proud to support BBC Children in Need for many years as it's a truly wonderful cause that does great work for children and young people in the UK. See you there on the night."

Gary Barlow added, "We are in for a fantastic couple of nights with lots of amazing artists and some very exciting collaborations. I can't wait to get up on stage for a few numbers too, it's all for a great cause."

Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will host both nights, which will be combined into one TV programme for broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD during the Appeal week and will run in tandem with the BBC's annual fundraising event.

The confirmed line-ups so far are:
Tue 12 November - Barry Manilow, Robbie Williams, The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal, Little Mix
Wed 13 November - The Lumineers, Tom Odell, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Bastille, Passenger.

Tickets are priced at £75, and £100, plus booking fee. To buy tickets now, click here

BBC Children in Need helps to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Visit for full details and ways to get involved in this year's Appeal.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 18/10/2013 15:16

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