Singer/songwriter David Gray and electronic/pop act Morcheeba will play a free concert to 10,000 fans in London's Trafalgar Square later this month to mark a recent revamp of the world famous home of

Singer/songwriter David Gray and electronic/pop act Morcheeba will play a free concert to 10,000 fans in London's Trafalgar Square later this month to mark a recent revamp of the world famous home of Nelson's column.

Gray and Morcheeba will join other acts on Aug. 31 to showcase the new look of Trafalgar Square, the north side of which has been pedestrianized.

"The opportunity to play a free concert in central London doesn't present itself very often and certainly from my point of view it was an offer too good to turn down," Gray said in a statement.

Trafalgar Square, with its monument to Admiral Horatio Nelson, a national hero for his naval exploits 200 years ago, received a multi-million pound transformation after complaints it was becoming shabby and polluted from heavy traffic levels.

London's Mayor, Ken Livingstone -- who led a campaign to evict thousands of pigeons from the square -- said he hoped the free concert would help showcase the capital to the millions of overseas visitors who come to Britain.

"David Gray and Morcheeba are hugely popular in the U.K., but they're also major international artists, which makes them perfect to show off the wonderful new Trafalgar Square and the hundreds of other exciting things going on in London this summer and into the autumn," he said.


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