Rowetta is headed to Belfast to help raise money for charity. The singer, who will be appearing in Living TVâ€™s show Rehab this week charting her battle against alcoholism, has agreed to perform at the International Womenâ€™s Day Cabaret Party on March 8.
Rowetta will join a whole host of other local stars on stage as she belts out some of her classics as well as her own material.
The event, in aid of the Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre (NI), hopes to raise vital funds for the charity that do not receive government funding.
Each month staff and volunteers at the Rape Crisis Centre battle against an ongoing funding crisis to keep their helpline open.
John Ferguson of Crew Management, who are managing the event, said: â€œI was approached by the Rape Crisis Trust who were set up late last year to raise vital funds for the Rape Crisis Centre and asked to help organise a ball for the charity.
â€œHowever, we decided that we wanted to use the event to celebrate the work of the centre and also to celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day which this year will mark 27 years since the organization opened itâ€™s doors in 1982.
â€œThere was no better venue that the Speakeasy bar at Queenâ€™s Studentâ€™s Union in Belfast and with the students of the University pledging so much support to the organization in recent months we wanted to give them something special back in return.
â€œWe have a fantastic line-up of stars already including Rowetta and as the event draws closer we will be announcing many more.
â€œThis event will be the first of itâ€™s kind in Northern Ireland and certainly wonâ€™t be a one off.â€
This week Rowetta will appear in Living TVâ€™s Rehab series on Thursday night where viewers will see her battle with alcoholism at a top American clinic.
But back on fighting form sheâ€™s now set to take to the stage in Northern Ireland as she relaunches her music career.
She said: â€œIâ€™m absolutely delighted to be invited to the event and looking forward to taking to the stageâ€.
Rowetta will be joined by a number of Northern Ireland stars such as Iâ€™d Do Anything singers Rachel Tucker and Niamh Perry as well as performances from top swing singer James Huish.
Tickets are Â£10 for the Sunday March 8 event at the Queenâ€™s University Speakeasy and available from ticketmaster.co.uk , sponsorship opportunities and student discounts available please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.