Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Coming out for Charity

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Coming out for Charity

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Byline: By Gordon Barr

Duran guitarist backs charity event

Geordie rocker Andy Taylor gave his backing today to the launch of a special gig on Tyneside.

The Duran Duran star was due to announce a musical and comedy show to raise funds for teenagers with cancer, but missed his flight from his base in Ibiza to Newcastle.

Instead, Taylor gave his backing to BandStand ( a one-off show featuring some of the UK's best known musicians and comedians.

Already in the line-up are Jools Holland, Ross Noble and Johnny Vegas, with Taylor hoping he will be able to make it too.

The event is in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and will raise funds for a new unit planned at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

BandStand is on September 16, at The Sage Gateshead. It will comprise of a show featuring top comics and a live music performance.

The Cancer Trust is renowned for its annual music concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall and this is the first event on this scale outside the capital. …

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