George Michael fans are preparing to celebrate what would have been the pop star’s 60th birthday over the weekend June 24-25.

The celebrations will take place in the south Oxfordshire village of Goring where Mr Michael lived and died.  

The village hall will host a small charity event where Steve Mitchell will be performing a tribute to George Michael to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

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Tickets for the charity event sold-out in less than 24 hours but the team aim to do an online show for all so that others can enjoy it.

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Details of how to view the show will be published on the website soon

The organisers of the charity event, Debb Peate, Dee Palmer and Rachel Alderton commented: “We are really excited to celebrate George Michael’s birthday and can’t think of a better way than with his music and not only that but raise funds for the Rainbow Trust Children’s charity which he proudly supported.

“On behalf of all the fans, we would like to thank him for his music and we believe this is how we can do just that and would welcome support from all to raise as much money as possible.

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“In the meantime, we would like to thank those for donating their time, goods and services free of charge including Steve Mitchell.”

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For those who did not get a ticket for the charity event and are planning on visiting the village, the Catherine Wheel pub is putting on free entertainment for the weekend.

In preparation for the event, the team have started to raise money by organising online raffles and auctions.

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To take part, join the GM60 Facebook group or make a donation directly to the charity