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Amy Winehouse tribute concert to be like Live Aid, says father Mitch

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch Winehouse has revealed further plans for a tribute concert.

The musician is to honour his daughter's memory with a concert on September 14, 2014 and plans to book an all-star lineup for the show.

Mitch and Amy Winehouse

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Madame Tussauds' latest addition, R&B singer Rihanna (centre), who goes on display at the London attraction's Music Zone, with Amy Winehouse (left) and Lady Gaga (right).

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"September 14, 2014 at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, we'll be unveiling Amy's statue," Winehouse told BBC Newsbeat.

"[It] will be accompanied by a concert. So far, the support from stars has been incredible.

"We want to make it like a Live Aid type concert where we get maybe four, five, six hours' worth. People doing a couple of songs each."

He added: "Obviously that involves a lot of people. So far the response has been incredible."

Amy Winehouse on Parkinson's TV Programme .  Singing on stage.

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Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up shortly after her tragic death in July 2011.

The charity will fund various projects to combat alcohol and drug-related abuse in the UK, and is currently planning an educational project that will visit schools.

"We're ready to roll that out in March. I think we are going to be starting with 45 schools," Mitch Winehouse said. "We're working with people in recovery to deliver the message to young people."

The first major fundraising event for The Amy Winehouse Foundation will take place tonight (November 20) in London, and will be hosted by Mark Ronson, with a performance from close friend Tyler James.

Watch the music video for Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' below:

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