HCA NEWS Another celebrity joins the Andersen show

Another celebrity joins the Andersen show: Daniel Bedingfield will appear at the grand opening show of the Andersen bicentenary in Copenhagen on 2 April.

By on - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 18 March 2005

It has just been confirmed that the New Zealand superstar Daniel Bedingfield will perform at the grand opening show of the Hans Christian Andersen bicentenary in Copenhagen on 2 April 2005.

Daniel Bedingfield is currently one of the greatest stars of international pop, and the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and the Danish national broadcaster, DR, proudly announce his appearance at the show with his new hit Wrap My Words Around You.

Wrap My Words Around You from the album Second First Impression is the follow-up to Daniel Bedingfield's debut album Gotta Get Thru This from 2003. Worldwide 3 million copies have been sold of  Gotta Get Thru This, and the ballad If You're Not The One is rated on the top-ten list of most played tracks in 2003 at several Danish radio stations. With Second First Impression, Daniel Bedingfield presents a fusion of different musical genres, such as funk, soul, reggae, R&B, garage and pop.

The show, entitled "Once Upon A Time", will be televised live to the Danish home audience on DR1 and to the wide world. The 120-minute show relates the life and work of Hans Christian Andersen in music, dance and film. For the occasion, the Danish national soccer stadium, Parken, will be transformed into an enchanting fairytale universe where a number of newly produced short films will relate the story of Andersen's life. Each fairytale will be conveyed in dance and music. Audiences at home and at the stadium will experience Connie Nielsen as hostess, Jean Michel Jarre, the world-famous American opera singer Renee Flemming, Safri Duo, the Italian quick-change artist Ennio Marchetto, Sir Roger Moore, Harry Belafonte and Isabel Allende. The cast of 600 performers including a children's choir of 350 boys and girls, 28 ballet children from the Royal Danish Ballet, the Chinese acrobatics troupe, the Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe, and a large ensemble of dancers and singers.

The prominent guests attending the show will include the Danish Royal Family, the Danish Government and the Hans Christian Andersen Ambassadors from around the world.

Tickets for the show are available from BilletNet at Tel.: +45 70 15 65 65 or www.billetnet.dk and Billetlugen at Tel.: +45 70 263 267 or www.billetlugen.dk