Rod Stewart to headline Celtic tribute concert

Celtic's Scott Sinclair joins Lisbon Lions Jim Craig and John Clark to launch a 50th anniversary celebration event. Picture: SNS
Celtic's Scott Sinclair joins Lisbon Lions Jim Craig and John Clark to launch a 50th anniversary celebration event. Picture: SNS
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Sir Rod Stewart will headline a charity concert at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday 25 May to mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic European Cup victory.

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The veteran rock star, a lifelong Celtic supporter, has agreed to perform a short set at the event which will also feature tenor Russell Watson, Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers and Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader.

Sir Alex Ferguson will also appear on stage to offer his reflections on Celtic becoming the first British side to win the European Cup. The concert, with net proceeds going to the Celtic FC Foundation charity, will take place 50 years to the day since Jock Stein’s side defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to lift the trophy.

The Hydro event will be the centrepiece of a week of Lisbon Lions celebrations. Glasgow City Chambers will host a civic reception on 24 May as well as a tribute lunch in the city two days later. Surviving members of the Lions squad will also attend a celebration evening in London on 31 May.

“We are absolutely delighted with the arrangements the club has made to celebrate this anniversary year,” said Jim Craig, right-back in the 1967 final side. “It is very humbling to be honoured in this way and I’m sure this will be an emotional but fun evening with team-mates, friends, families and the best supporters of all.”

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