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U2 are reported to be among the line-up for the Michael Jackson tribute show which will be staged in Vienna next month.

According to the Associated Press U2 will perform alongside Madonna, Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston at the event.

Event organisers have yet to confirm the line-up, stating only that members of the late performer's family will appear with "a high profile line-upof international stars".

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Jackson's brother Jermaine said in a statement on the World Awards Media's web site that the concert was conceived as an annual event to keep alivenot only Jackson's music, "but his spirit as well".

He added: "He loved castles. And we're going to have this huge celebration in front of a castle."

Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace, will serve as the backdrop for what organisers have billed as a "global" farewell tribute to Michael Jackson nextmonth.

On its website World Awards Media said: "For one incredible night Michael Jackson's unforgettable music will be brought to life again.

"Some of the world's leading artists will perform Michael's greatest hits live in Vienna in front of one of the most fascinating historicalsites in Europe and celebrate the life of the 'King of Pop'."

The 85,000 tickets for the show are due to go on sale on 20 August.

http://www.rte.ie/arts/2009/0812/jacksonm.html
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