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Stars in Welcome to Wales Ryder Cup golf concert
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Katherine Jenkins has started golf lessons ahead of the Ryder Cup

Katherine Jenkins, Catherine Zeta Jones and Only Men Aloud have signed up for a concert in Cardiff to celebrate golf's Ryder Cup coming to Wales.

The televised Welcome to Wales event takes place at the Millennium Stadium on 29 September two days before the tournament tees off in Newport.

The European and US golfers will also appear on stage to greet the audience.

"I'm delighted to be back in Wales for this very special concert," said Katherine.

"To welcome the most prestigious and recognised event in the golfing calendar to Wales is a real honour," she added.

Goldie Lookin Chain and Newport Male Voice Choir
Goldie Lookin Chain have recorded a Ryder Cup anthem with a choir

"I don't think Wales has ever seen anything on this scale so it's very exciting to be part of it."

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, welcomed the concert as part of the drive to capitalise on the economic and promotional value of hosting golf's premier tournament.

"The whole of Wales is looking forward to The Ryder Cup, which will be a huge event for us," he said.

"Welcome to Wales will be the ideal way to kick-start what will be a fantastic few days and will show the world the warm Welsh welcome that is awaiting visitors from all over the world."

The Millennium Stadium concert is just one of several musical and cultural events being staged in south Wales to celebrate the tournament.

Nearly 100 multicoloured fibreglass dragons will be installed on streets and other locations around Newport as part of a summer festival.

Meanwhile Newport rappers Goldie Lookin Chain recently joined forces with a male voice choir to record a Ryder Cup anthem.

Singer songwriter Martyn Joseph from Penarth - a keen golfer since childhood - has also written a tribute song called On This Celtic Morning.




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