Royalty Puts Acts In Bloody Tower

Bee Gees , Annie Lennox and Lionel Richie are among the acts appearing at the Tower of London May 20th, part of the celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the Prince’s Trust.

Being sent to the old prison – historically known as “the bloody tower” – was once the fate of traitors. But this will be more of a royal family outing.

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will both be there along with the younger princes William and Harry.

While Charles and Camilla may hold hands and tap their feet to songs like Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love,” William and Harry may prefer the music of Ronan Keating, Pink, Embrace, and Sugababes.

The Tower of London concert follows the scrapping of the trust’s annual Party in the Park event amid rumors that not enough quality acts could be booked in a year saturated by festivals.

Last year, it was dropped to make way for Live 8.

The concert will be accompanied by an advertising and fund-raising campaign for the charity. It will not be the only time musicians are in the Tower this summer.

Between June 28th and July 14th, the second Tower Music Festival will be held. It kicks off with the Pet Shop Boys and includes such artists as James Brown, Dionne Warwick, Madeleine Peyroux, Al Jarreau, and Jamie Cullum.

– John Gammon