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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2005, 13:01 GMT 14:01 UK
Craig David leads tribute concert
Craig David
David said the tribute show had "unbelievable global significance"
Singer Craig David is to headline a peace concert in the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh in memory of those who died in last month's bombing attacks.

The British star, who was personally invited by President Hosni Mubarak, will appear with a mainly Egyptian line-up at the concert on Friday.

"It's an incredible honour to be performing at this concert," said David, whose album came out this week.

Eleven Britons are known to have died in the 23 July bombs, which killed 64.

A spokesman for David said: "Craig was personally invited by the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, as both a representative of global popular music and as an inspirational figurehead."

"The show has an unbelievable global significance," said David

"It's not so much about who's performing, but rather about a wide mix of cultures joining together and proving that solidarity and peace is the way to combat the evil intentions of terrorism."




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