David Gilmour at this week's Fender Strat charity concert - DVD filming
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 18 September 2004

Further to our previous news story that Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will be appearing at a large charity event to celebrate the Fender Stratocaster guitar, we now have more confirmed artists at the event for you. The event, which is in aid of Nordoff-Robins Music Therapy, will take place at Wembley Arena this coming Friday, September 24th and will feature a mix of legends and contemporary artists.

The stars are to gather to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of one of rocks greatest icons - the Strat. The organisers of the show have now confirmed to us the following: Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Jeff Beck, Brian May (Queen), Bryan Adams, The Shadows' Hank Marvin, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Mike Rutherford (Genesis/Mike & The Mechanics), Paul Carrack (Squeeze/Mike & The Mechanics), The Crickets and Amy Winehouse.

Even better news, especially for all those who can't make it along, is that the event will be taped for a future DVD and television release, according to the press release, and will benefit the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre in London.

It has been confirmed that David Gilmour will be playing his serial-numbered 001 Stratocaster on the night, the very first of its kind made by Leo Fender in July 1954.

There are still a few tickets available, through normal ticket agents (Ticketmaster, etc) and also through the official Wembley website - What's On Wembley.

Nordoff-Robbins do great work and is a charity that is deserving of support - their website can be found at www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.

Brain Damage will of course be at the event, and will report back on it next weekend for you, with full details of the show and hopefully some pictures of David in action...