Diary: Michael Jackson tipped to top the bill for Kosovar refugees aid concert

Pop icon Michael Jackson is one of the big names mooted to take part in a music festival in aid of Kosovar refugees. The idea for the concert came from 16-year-old Kent schoolgirl Amy Jordan.

Pop icon Michael Jackson is one of the big names mooted to take

part in a music festival in aid of Kosovar refugees. The idea for the

concert came from 16-year-old Kent schoolgirl Amy Jordan.



Helping to organise and promote the event is publicist Max

Clifford.Clifford is working on a pro bono basis and started on the

brief last week.



Clifford is no stranger to organising and promoting one-off

concerts.



He has had links with the music industry for 20 years and played a key

role in organising and promoting Band Aid with Bob Geldof in the

1980s.



Now he hopes to rope in Jackson, with whom he retains strong contacts

since he promoted the Jackson 5 at Tamla Motown.



Clifford recently handled publicity for Jackson when he came over to the

UK as a guest of Harrods owner Mohamed al Fayed to watch the famous

emporium owner’s football team Fulham beat Wigan 2-0.



Brands that have expressed an interest in sponsoring the concert include

Sony and Pepsi Cola.



The concert, to be called ’Hope for Kosovo’, will be staged as soon as

possible in a location yet to be determined.



’Amy wants to raise money to help the refugees having seen pictures of

them on television,’ Clifford says.



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