Thursday, May 15, 2008
Elton to play at 46664 Concert
SIR ELTON JOHN will be the icing on a very big cake at NELSON MANDELA’S 90th birthday concert in London this summer.
I'm sorry to be a party pooper but I can exclusively reveal the singing legend will be the surprise guest at former South African president’s celebrations on June 27.
The event is being set up by Mandela's 46664 campaign against Aids team – however Elt wanted to keep schtum as he is afraid it will take away the focus from his own Aids Foundation.
An insider said: “Elton is a British legend and we are thrilled to have him join an already exceptional line-up.
“He didn’t want to be mentioned on the press release or on any announcements as he wanted to be a total surprise.
“He also doesn’t want to his priorities to clash with his own Aids Foundation charity.
“We don’t know why he’s being so silly as of course it won’t.”
The source added: “Elton will pop up on stage at some point during the day and sing a few songs. He will then duet with a younger artist.
“This hasn’t been confirmed yet however we believe it will be DUFFY or EMINEM.”
“It’s going to be brilliant. Nelson has no idea Elton is going to be there.”
I’m afraid he will now.
Rocket Man Elton will be joined at Hyde Park by AMY WINEHOUSE, QUEEN, BONO, RAZORLIGHT, KEANE, SUGABABES and JAMELIA.
Princes WILLIAM and HARRY, ex-US president BILL CLINTON and wife HILLARY and ROBERT De NIRO are all expected to be in the crowd.
Tickets start from £65 and are available from Ticketmaster.com now.