Tsunami Relief Cardiff from the BBC

in Wales, the UK, and the world

published: Fri 14th Jan 2005

Saturday 22nd January 2005
Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, UK MAP
£30, £22.50 and £15 - on sale from 11am Saturday 8th Jan
last updated: Fri 7th Jan 2005

The sell-out Tsunami Relief Cardiff concert to be held at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 22nd January is to be broadcast live throughout Wales, the UK and – via the worldwide web – to the whole world following an agreement between BBC Wales and the concert organisers.

They'll be a special preview on Friday 21st January, broadcast on BBC 2W.

BBC Two will join the concert from 6-7pm taking live coverage to other digital and terrestrial television viewers across the whole of the UK.

BBC One Wales will carry the concert live from 9-10pm and will return after the Ten O’clock News until the end of the event.

BBC Two will show further network television coverage from 11pm onwards.

The entire concert will be shown live by BBC Wales on S4C from 3pm until its late night finish. Coverage on S4C digital will enable Digital Satellite viewers all over the UK to join the whole event.

Finally, they'll be a documentary programme about the whole event on Monday 24th January.

As host broadcaster BBC Wales has also offered to give access to its pictures from 7-9pm to enable the Millennium Stadium to make the television coverage available to other broadcasters in the UK and beyond.

There will be live coverage of the whole concert on BBC Radio Wales as well as extensive broadcasts on BBC Radio Two with the BBC’s radio feed also being made available to other radio stations. In a special deal, BBC Wales has also agreed to make an audio-visual feed available to BT to enable the whole concert to be broadcast around the world on broadband via the worldwide web.

"As host broadcaster, BBC Wales wants to help the Millennium Stadium to make this one of the biggest events ever staged in Wales and, most importantly, we want to enable the Disaster Emergency Committee to get its fund-raising message across to the widest possible audience" said Keith Jones, BBC Wales Head of Welsh Language Programmes.

The concert features a line-up that includes Eric Clapton, Feeder, Lemar, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol, Keane and more.

Saturday 22nd January 2005
Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, UK MAP
£30, £22.50 and £15 - on sale from 11am Saturday 8th Jan
last updated: Fri 7th Jan 2005


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