Stars to sing for Montserrat

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The Independent Online
Eric Clapton (pictured), Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Paul McCartney and Sting have signed up for a September concert to help victims of the volcanic eruption in Montserrat.

Sir George Martin, who was producer for The Beatles, said the concert would be at the Albert Hall on 15 September. Tickets, priced from pounds 25 to pounds 100, go on sale tomorrow.

Nearly half of the island's 11,000 residents have fled Montserrat since the Soufriere Hills began erupting in July 1995. Ten people were killed in the latest eruption, on 25 June, and nine others are still missing.