REM are the top secret headliners of a charity show in London, and not Coldplay as rumoured by many fans.
As previously reported, Razorlight and Jamelia are among the stars who have signed up for the show at the London Hammersmith Apollo (September 14), which is in aid of Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign. NME has revealed that the "very special headline artist" is the American band. A similar event in October 2002 at the London Astoria saw Chris Martin, Noel Gallagher and Ms Dynamite perform live.
A statement read: "Make Trade Fair LIVE has been organised by Oxfam to highlight the impact of unfair trade rules on poor farmers in the developing world. Oxfam is working to make trade fair and lift people in the developing world out of poverty."
All profits from the gig will go to Oxfam. Tickets are on sale now, and are priced £25 standing, and £30 seated. The ticketline number is 0870 606 3400.