commission Whizz Kid to produce George Michael Wembley special
Entertainment is set to produce exclusive coverage of the first
ever live music concert from the new Wembley Stadium as
world-renowned artist George Michael performs to 90,000 fans at
his sell-out show on Saturday June 9th.
Highlights of the event will be broadcast by Channel 4 as part
of a one-hour programme charting the artist’s very personal
route to Wembley.
And Chris Evans will be presenting the show, which will feature
an exclusive interview with George himself.
George Michael is no stranger to the venue, having performed at
the old stadium with Wham!, at Live Aid and not forgetting his
stunning rendition of ‘Somebody to Love’ at the Freddie
Mercury Tribute Concert.
The programme also features contributions from celebrity friends
and fans and counts down to the moment when Channel 4 crosses
live to the first ever show at the super venue.
Chief Executive of Whizz Kid Entertainment, Malcolm Gerrie, said:
“George is making history on June 9th and we are thrilled to
have been invited to record this unique event for posterity”
Jules Oldroyd, Channel 4’s Head of Schedules, Music, T4 and
Youth added: “At Channel 4 we talk about doing things first
– covering George Michael performing at Wembley Stadium’s
very first music concert doesn’t come much bigger than this.
We are hugely excited to be involved.”
This is the latest in a long line of commissions for Whizz Kid,
who celebrated their first birthday earlier this month.
Whizz Kid Entertainment is owned jointly by Ingenious Media
Active Capital (IMAC) and Malcolm Gerrie. Since it’s inception
a year ago, Whizz Kid have produced a raft of entertainment
successes, including the recent Elton John concert for ITV –
‘Happy Birthday Elton’ and the ‘Orange British Academy
Whizz Kid are currently in production with the ‘BAFTA TV
Awards’ and have also produced the Living TV series, ‘Beauty
and the Best’, featuring Janice Dickinson and Abbey Clancy.
For further information please contact Elin Rees at Outside TV
on 020 7436 3633 or
Notes to Editors
The programme is a Whizz Kid Entertainment production for
Channel 4. It is Executive Produced by Malcolm Gerrie, Lisa
Chapman and Sally Atkins. The Director is Nikki Parsons and the
Producer is James O’Brien.