The Prince's Trust has announced details of a unique fundraising concert to take place in London later this year, featuring some of rock’s greatest living legends.
Eric Clapton, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Status Quo, Live Aid creator Midge Ure and many others will hit the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17 for the charity’s Rock Gala 2010. The evening will be hosted by the best in comedy, multi-award winning actor and comedian Rob Brydon, Barry Humphries as his hilarious alter ego Dame Edna Everage and the master of mimicry, Alistair McGowan.
In the 1980s The Prince’s Trust was synonymous with the Rock Gala. The fundraising concerts were created when the UK economy was gripped by inflation, strikes and high unemployment following recession. Britain’s youth had little hope and no future. The Trust called upon supporters including Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Brian May and Tina Turner to form ‘super groups’, raising money to help the most disadvantaged young people.
Prince’s Trust ambassador Brian May comments: “Our last performance at the Rock Gala had one aim… to raise money for youngsters struggling to find work after a recession. Unfortunately we find ourselves in the same situation twenty years on and I’m helping the best way I know how.”
“We are thrilled to have the support of ambassadors like Brian May and Eric Clapton” says Martina Milburn, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust. “The money raised will allow us to make massive changes to the lives of thousands of young people during a very difficult time”.