Michael Jackson tribute concert to be streamed live via Facebook

The Michael Jackson tribute concert taking place at Cardiff’s Millennium stadium this coming weekend (Saturday October 8th) is to be streamed live via Facebook, Metro has reported.

Those who wish to watch the show will, however, be charged a fee of up to US$3.99 (£2.60) to watch the show.

Charlie Stuart Gay, executive producer of Ridgeline Entertainment and co-producer of the tribute show, told ThirdAge.com: “The ability to broadcast concerts into every corner of the globe and connect directly with fans through Facebook is the most significant opportunity that can happen within the entertainment industry today.”

As well as being able to watch performances from the likes of Cee-Lo Green, The Black Eyed Peas, JLS and Christina Aguilera, fans will also have the opportunity to purchase Jackson merchandise via a shopping application.

Although the official full line-up has yet to be revealed, the hosts of the event have been confirmed as being comedian and actor Jamie Foxx, and UK presenter Fearne Cotton, who said of Jackson: "His contribution was crucial and his premature death a complete tragedy. I am really looking forward to enjoying the privilege of meeting his mother and other members of the Jackson family."

Motown legends Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson will also be performing at the tribute concert.