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Russell Watson joins Will Young to play at Sandringham
Russell Watson

Russell Watson is set to play an open-air gig on the Sandringham Estate, the day after Will Young performs.

"The Voice" will front Sandringham's Last Night of the Proms on Sunday, 8 August 2010, alongside Classical BRIT nominee Camilla Kerslake.

"I've never visited before... it looks absolutely incredible," said Russell.

He rose to fame singing anthems at sporting events and his debut album, released in 2001, reached the top of the classical charts in the UK and US.

"I love the open-air environment. There's something about it, the audience get a lift and you get a real sense of community," said Russell.

In 2007, Russell overcame brain surgery to remove a tumour and released the album People Get Ready in 2008.

Camilla Kerslake's crossover of classical and pop music grabbed the attention of Take That star Gary Barlow, being the first artist to sign to his record label.

Both singers will be backed by the National Symphony Orchestra, with BBC Radio Norfolk's Nick Conrad being the compere for the concert.

The announcement comes on the back of the news that Will Young will perform at Sandringham.

The pop pin-up will play on Saturday, 7 August 2010, and is expected to perform tracks from his four albums including hits Leave Right Now and All Time Love.

Will Young
Pop pin-up Will Young is set to wow fans at Norfolk's royal estate

"It's the first non-classical concert that's been staged at Sandringham," said promoter Stewart Jones.

It was recently revealed that Young's debut record Evergreen was the top-selling single of the last decade.

"We already know customers are coming not just from Norfolk, but from Lancashire, Somerset and London," said Stewart.

"It's huge for Sandringham... It's one of the most famous stately homes in the country, you don't get much better," he added.

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins played at the 20,000-acre royal estate last year.

For ticket information for both concerts, visit Ticketeast.




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