Bryan Adams To Perform At Wild & Live!

West Sussex, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 16, 2009 -- Royal Albert Hall 7th October 2009 Wild & Live! Media Launch: The Born Free Foundation announces that Bryan Adams will be joining a major line up of stars for WILD & LIVE, the UK’s biggest ‘for one night only’ event in aid of our planet’s threatened wildlife.

Stars from the world of music and entertainment attending the world-wide media launch included: MARTIN CLUNES, VIRGINIA McKENNA, NICK KNOWLES, TONY MORTIMER, RULA LENSKA, KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI, MICHAEL McKELL, KAREN HARDY, BEVERLEY CRAVEN, ROLF HARRIS, ROBERT WELLS, ELEPHANT / INSPIRE CHOIR, CATRIONA WILES & THE FIRE POET.

Born Free Founder, actress and conservationist Virginia McKenna, spoke passionately about the star-studded line-up and the cause.

“I am overwhelmed – so many talented performers willing to stand up and be counted for animals in need.” Virginia commented.

Led by African drummers into the prestigious Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall, Born Free Patron and acclaimed actor, Martin Clunes, introduced and acknowledged each guest speaker who spoke passionately about why they will be raising the roof for WILD & LIVE and announced the stars already signed up for WILD & LIVE, including

BRYAN ADAMS, JOHN ALTMAN, MARK AUSTIN, MUTYA BUENA, GABRIELLA CILMI, MARTIN CLUNES, ELEPHANT/INSPIRE CHOIR, BEVERLEY CRAVEN, DAVID & CARRIE GRANT, AFRICAN DRUMMERS, KAREN HARDY & MARK RAMPRAKASH, ROLF HARRIS, RUTHIE HENSHALL, LADY VICTORIA HERVEY, RACHEL HUNTER, NICK KNOWLES, RULA LENSKA, KIKI DEE AND CARMELO LUGGERI, JOANNA LUMLEY, MICHAEL McKELL, DONAL MacINTYRE, VIRGINIA McKENNA, TONY MORTIMER, GRAHAM NORTON, THE FIRE POET, ROBERT WELLS, CATRIONA WILES, HELEN WORTH.

Bryan Adams, a long-time supporter of Born Free, sent a message of encouragement from LA, calling on the public to back the event. “WILD & LIVE is a concert to help Born Free to save 25,000 animals. I’ll be there to lend my support – hope you will too.”

Former ‘Strictly’ champion dancer Karen Hardy, gave everyone a taste of what she will be doing on the night when she sashayed with Sharon, Nick, Virginia, Martin and the rest of stars to the South Steps of the Royal Albert Hall, where, flanked by life-size wild animal sculptures and WILD & LIVE’s Singing Tiger they posed for the media.

With tigers facing imminent extinction, lion populations crashing, elephants being butchered for their ivory, rhinos relentlessly pursued for their horns and gorillas lucky to see out the next century, the clock is counting down for some of the world’s most endangered wild species.

Virginia McKenna OBE, recognized by The Queen for her services to conservation, said, "It’s a desperate situation for so many animals and we have to do something about it. WILD & LIVE gives us the chance to really make a difference and save endangered species. If you care about wildlife and love great entertainment then I urge you to join us!"

WILD & LIVE takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 14th November at 7:30pm and will showcase an international line-up of top stars from the world of music and entertainment.

Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Born Free Foundation, funds raised from the concert will help save the lives of over 25,000 animals in the wild and alleviate the suffering of animals in captivity, including many threatened and endangered species.

A special range of WILD & LIVE merchandise has been produced including specially designed T.Shirts and ribbons and with profits from the sale of each item going to save the 25,000 wild animals.

WILD & LIVE TV is soon to go online, broadcasting preview interviews with the stars. More names will be revealed as the big night draws closer.

Tickets on sale now - call the ticket hotline today Tel: 0207 589 8212 or visit: http://www.royalalberthall.com . Tickets start from £45.

For a full list of artists performing on the night and for news about the latest star names, visit [http://www.bornfree.org.uk/wildandlive]

Watch out for regular press updates

Supported by Land Rover, elephant.co.uk and Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Media enquiries please contact:

Shirley Galligan, PR Director 07773 848352 shirley@bornfree.org.uk Angelique Davies, PR Officer 07747441447 adavies@bornfree.org.uk Eleanor Hedges, PR Assistant 07920 195512 eleanor@bornfree.org.uk

About Born Free Foundation

The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare. Born Free takes action worldwide to protect threatened species and stop individual animal suffering. Born Free believes wildlife belongs in the wild and works to phase-out zoos. We rescue animals from lives of misery in tiny cages and give them life-time care.


Born Free protects lions, elephants, tigers, gorillas, wolves, polar bears, dolphins, marine turtles and many more species in their natural habitat, working with local communities to help people and wildlife live together without conflict. Our high-profile campaigns change public attitudes, persuade decision-makers and get results. Every year, Born Free helps hundreds of thousands of animals worldwide.


Ticket Information


Book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Contact the Royal Albert Hall Box Office at http://www.royalalberthall.com or call 0207 589 8212. Family, Group, Hospitality and box packages with catering are available. Contact the Corporate Team on 020 7959 0609 or e-mail entertain@royalalberthall.com For regular up-to-date information and discounted rates at local hotels go to [http://www.bornfree.org.uk/wildandlive] or call Born Free on 01403 240170.


WILD & LIVE ON THE WEB


For regular up-to-date information go to [http://www.bornfree.org.uk/wildandlive]


Born Free Foundation. 3 Grove House, Foundry Lane, Horsham. W.Sussex RH13 5PL. Tel 01403 24017.


Born Free & Land Rover


Born Free was established as one of Land Rover’s five Global Conservation Partners in 2002. The sponsorship forms part of Land Rover’s integrated approach to sustainability, and includes financial and vehicle support, providing Born Free with the backing needed to carry out frontline conservation on a daily basis.


Born Free and elephant.co.uk


When elephant.co.uk car insurance was launched in 2000 they made an initial donation to Born Free, and have been proud to support its work ever since, helping elephants and other wildlife, both in the wild and in captivity. Since 2000 elephant.co.uk has donated over £150,000 to Born Free.


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