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Coldplay to play Children in Need Rocks Manchester

Band to perform at Gary Barlow's charity show

Good morning. It’s just been announced that Coldplay are part of the line-up for a special show Take That’s Gary Barlow has put together in aid of the BBC Children in Need campaign. The line-up so far also includes Michael Buble, Elbow, JLS, Lady Gaga, Hugh Laurie, James Morrison, N Dubz, Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran.

The concert takes place on Thursday November 17th at the M.E.N. Arena. As well as being broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD between 8pm and 10pm, the event will also simulcast on BBC Radio 1.

The evening will contain surprise guests and Appeal Films of the work BBC Children in Need does with disadvantaged children in the UK. There will also be some never-before seen surprise collaborations in honour of the event.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 16th September and are priced £95, £85, £75, £65 and £55. Please visit for full details and ways to get involved in this year’s appeal.