Rock In the City: First Concert To Be Held In The City Of London

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Rock and the City of London are not usually associated together but then maybe that’s because a rock concert has never been staged in the financial district before now.

City Rocks is the first major rock concert to be held in the City of London in the iconic Guildhall. Usually a venue to host more and traditional and formal ceremonies, for the first time in its 600-year history, it will be transformed into a rock venue for an exclusive 700 people.

An event held at the Guildham in 1863
An event held at the Guildham in 1863

Produced by rock concert impresario Harvey Goldsmith CBE and world famous lyricist Don Black, the event will be staged on 22 February 2011 on behalf of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal,

Rock legend Bryan Adams will headline the performance which will be attended by the great, the good, and the influential in the City of London including the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.

The VIP reception, concert and after-party will be held as a one-off occasion to raise funds for Coram, the UK’s first-ever children’s charity and RedR the disaster relief charity, the two charities chosen by the recently elected Lord Mayor, Alderman Michael Bear, as beneficiaries during his year of office in 2011.

Over £200,000 is tipped to be raised for the Appeal and will include an auction of “money can’t buy” items including the necklace worn by superstar Angelina Jolie to the premiere of her recent movie “Salt”. With it will be a personal note from Angelina herself to the lucky bidder and a certificate of authenticity.

Tickets are available at £600 from [email protected] or City Rocks Box Office: 020 7520 0324.  The dress code for the evening is “Rock Chic”, somewhat different to the normal black tie or grey suited garb of the Guildhall’s traditionally formal occasions!  For further information visit the website

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