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Full line-up announced for Make A Wish’s first concert

25 Feb Full line-up announced for Make A Wish’s first concert

Headline act Emeli Sandé will be introduced by radio presenters Vick Hope and Jordan North at the first fundraising concert for the charity, Make-A-Wish® UK, at the London Palladium this Easter.

They’ll be joined by British R&B group Rak-Su, the childhood friends from Watford who were originally championed by DJ Target at 1Xtra and then went on to make history by winning X-Factor in 2017 with their own song. After their success on the show, the band then went on to spend 11 weeks in the UK Top 40 charts with Dimelo in 2018 and have just released their new single La Bomba.

Also performing at ‘Make-A-Wish Presents: An Easter Music Eggstravaganza’ are Collabro, Nadine Coyle, Tallia Storm, The Voice UK 2019 winner Molly Hocking and two of The Voice Kids 2019 finalists.

The concert takes place on Saturday 11th April with tickets costing between £30* and £70* for standard admission and £95* for VIP tickets. All funds raised will go towards granting life-changing wishes for critically ill children at a time of unprecedented demand for wishes at the charity.

Make-A-Wish is working with Hamleys, The Finest Toy Shop in the World, on this special event. Hamleys will be creating an eggciting experience for VIP ticket holders with their renowned entertainers, and also treating the standard admission guests to a surprise too.

Vick, who presented Capital FM’s breakfast show with Roman Kemp until recently, will be joined by Radio 1’s rising star Jordan North whose brother was granted a wish.

Jordan said: “My brother was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg when he was 11 and he had a really bad time of it, but it affected the whole family. We will never forget the wish we had to go on holiday. We still talk about it now. So I’m delighted to support this event and hope it raises lots of money to grant wishes to other seriously ill children and their siblings.”

Make-A-Wish UK Chief Executive Jason Suckley said: “Right now, around 49,000 children in the UK are living with a serious illness. The moment they’re diagnosed, the simple pleasures of childhood and family life are replaced by worry, medical treatment and separation.

“Monies raised from this event will help us reach more eligible children and more children than ever have turned to us for a wish in recent months. We believe every one of them has a unique desire or aspiration and that their whole family would benefit from being granted that wish. A wish provides lasting memories, the joy associated with something they’ve chosen and puts the focus back on childhood.”

To buy tickets, please visit the London Palladium website here: