Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Elbow are to top the bill for a huge Children In Need concert organised by Gary Barlow, reports are saying this morning. The show - to take place at Manchester's MEN Arena - will also feature Michael Buble, JLS, N-Dubz and Hugh Laurie. Tickets go on sale on Friday with details at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey. More on this reported date is at the Coldplay Live forum now.
David Tennant, Fearne Cotton and Chris Moyles are to host the November 17 concert Children In Need Rocks Manchester, to be broadcast by BBC1 and Radio 1. Further names and surprise guests are to be added to the bill, which ties in with the BBC's annual fundraising spectacular. For the past two years the concert has been staged at London's Royal Albert Hall and the move to the north-west of England ties in with the relocation of several BBC departments to Salford.
Take That and X Factor star Gary said: "I'm so thrilled that these incredible artists are giving their time for such a special charity that is very close to my heart. There are still some great acts we're keeping up our sleeve to announce in the coming weeks and who knows, I might even sing a little something on the night too."