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Friday 23 February 2018

Erasure star Andy Bell to feature at first Common People Prom

Erasure star Andy Bell is one of the performers at the Common People Prom
Erasure star Andy Bell is one of the performers at the Common People Prom

Erasure's Andy Bell is to headline the UK's first-ever Common People Prom.

Billed as the alternative to the Last Night Of The Proms, the event will see the lyrics to pop, indie and rock hits projected onto giant screens for the crowd to sing along to in a form of mass karaoke, backed by live band Friday I'm In Love.

Bell - co-writer of Erasure hit A Little Respect - will lead the crowd, along with other guest performers including Bez from the Happy Mondays, Hot Chip's Al Doyle and Guilty Pleasures frontman Sean Rowley.

The Common People Prom will be held at the Camden Electric Ballroom on Tuesday September 15.

Profits go to homeless charity Crisis and a homeless choir will also be among the guest performers.

Common People Prom organiser and Friday I'm in Love drummer Mat Morrisroe said: "This is going to amazing fun and we're going to raise thousands for a cause we all believe in.

"We're especially excited about performing with so many talented people from the worlds of stage and screen - it'll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us and for the crowd. Buy tickets, buy lots and buy them now, as this is all for an amazing charity."

Also appearing at the concert will be acclaimed pianist James Rhodes as well as comedians Sara Pascoe and John Robins.

Tickets are available at www.commonpeopleprom.com

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