JESSIE J and MELANIE C To kick off Music is GREAT Week celebrations
Melanie C will introduce Jessie J on stage at HMV, Oxford Circus
To kick off the recently-announced Music is GREAT Week, Jessie J will perform at the flagship HMV store, 150 Oxford Street on Monday 14th May. Spice Girl Melanie C will officially start the week and introduce Jessie onto the stage.
The Spice Girls performance of Who Do You Think You Are? at The BRIT Awards in 1997 appears on Music Is GREAT Britain, a DVD and download of iconic live moments which is released on the same day. The Who, Blur and Adele also feature on the DVD and download which spans three decades of unforgettable performances. All net profits will go to Save The Children.
Melanie C says, “We’re so good at music in Great Britain why shouldn’t we celebrate? We’ve produced some of the world’s biggest stars. I’m honored that the Spice Girls are on the DVD, that performance is by far one of my most memorable. I got such a buzz. Music is GREAT Week is about that buzz of a live gig. They are the best thing ever and we Brits are the best at it.”
Jessie J says: "I am super proud to be British and I have always loved repping the UK with my music. Its wonderful to celebrate music and I can't wait to kick off Music Is GREAT week"
Admittance to the performance is on a first come first served basis at the store. For more information head to www.facebook.com/MusicisGREATBritain
The performance is part of HMV’s partnership with Music is GREAT which also extends to a national poll to establish the greatest album and film of the past six decades, marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Votes can be placed via the Facebook page.
Music is GREAT Week will be the platform for fans and critics to debate what's GREAT about British music and the amazing experiences that go with it: What was the best live show you’ve been to in the UK? Which gig did you camp out at the night before in order to attend? What ticket did you covet the most?
Music is GREAT Britain is available on DVD and download from HMV, iTunes and Amazon .
Available on pre-order: http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;0;-1;-1;-1&sku=706386
For more information people should head to www.facebook.com/MusicisGREATBritain or follow @GREATBritain
Notes for editors:It is the flagship HMV store in between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus.Melanie C on stage at 1.45pm. Jessie J on stage at 2pm.
Full Track Listing
01 David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust Hammersmith Odeon, 1973
02 The Who / Won’t Get Fooled Again Shepperton Studios, 1978
03 Queen / Radio Gaga Wembley Stadium, 1986
04 Orbital / Chime Glastonbury Festival, 1994
05 Pulp / Common People Glastonbury Festival, 1995
06 Spice Girls / Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are? BRIT Awards, 1997
07 Radiohead / Karma Police Glastonbury Festival, 1997
08 Robbie Williams / Let Me Entertain You Knebworth, 2003
09 Muse / Knights Of Cydonia Wembley Stadium, 2007
10 George Michael / Faith Earls Court, 2008
11 Blur / Tender Glastonbury Festival , 2009
12 Adele / Someone Like You BRIT Awards, 2011
13 Coldplay / Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Glastonbury Festival, 2011
14 Take That / The Flood City of Manchester Stadium, 2011
The GREAT campaign is designed to promote the UK abroad, and aims to deliver long-term economic benefits from the unprecedented level of interest generated by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The campaign offers a chance for the whole world to discover everything that the UK has to offer, as one of the best places in the world to live, work, visit, invest and do business.