Church, O'Connor To Play Major AIDS Benefit

A number of top acts are confirmed to take part in "Showtime at the Stadium," a charity concert being produced by Midge Ure, who helped stage "Live Aid" in 1985, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Showtime,

A number of top acts are confirmed to take part in "Showtime at the Stadium," a charity concert being produced by Midge Ure, who helped stage "Live Aid" in 1985, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Showtime," set for Oct. 20 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, will benefit the Red Hot Organization's AIDS Charitable Trust, which funds AIDS awareness projects worldwide.

On the bill so far are Charlotte Church, Sinead O'Connor, Steps, A1, Atomic Kitten, and Petula Clark; organizers are in talks with the major labels to secure additional talent. The artists will perform their favorite numbers from Broadway musicals. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and others have granted permission for the use of their material.

"Showtime" will be broadcast on BBC television and radio in the U.K. the week after the event and on the Bravo cable TV network in the U.S. in November.