A GLITTERING array of stars is set to light up Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium at a gala variety show in aid of a major hospice appeal.

Scots singing sensation Susan Boyle will feature, along with West End musical star Darius Campbell at the special show, launched to back the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice 30th Anniversary Variety Performance.

Comedian Karen Dunbar has also confirmed for the event, to be staged in October, alongside television presenter Carol Smillie.

The show will feature a mix of song, dance and comedy.

A spokeswoman for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, which is to relocate to a purpose-built building, said Glasgow should get ready to enjoy a spectacular night.

The hospice is backed by the Evening Times in its Brick By Brick campaign to raise £15million to create the new facility next to Bellahouston Park.

The spokeswoman added: "The first gala variety show was held 30 years ago when the hospice first moved into Carlton Place - and it was a massive success.

"It was attended by 1800 guests at the Kings Theatre Glasgow in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince & Princess of Wales.

"However, this event will attract more than 3000 attendees and guests can look forward to a fantastic evening of entertainment."

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice was built in the 1980s in Carlton Place on the edge of the River Clyde.

It provides free specialist palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, primarily cancer, and support for their families and carers.

But now the hospice has to move home.

"Every year we care for more than 1200 patients and families for whom we must ensure the highest possible quality of care," said the spokeswoman.

"Our present home has served us well and we have constantly adapted it to ensure the facilities are suitable for the delivery of our care.

"However, space is limited and, following careful consideration, there is a pressing need for us to relocate to a purpose-built facility on a site adjacent to Bellahouston Park, gifted to us by Glasgow City Council."

The upcoming variety show has been organised as part of the hospice's Brick By Brick Appeal.

THE plan is to help raise the remaining £15m of the £20m required to build this new "21st century hospice for Glasgow".

"This development will be a major step forward in the provision of palliative care services for the people of Glasgow. And it will provide us with the flexibility to deliver and improve our current services and lower our age limit to those aged 15 and above.

"Gold standard care needs a gold standard building.

"But we can't do it alone and it's through this event - and Glasgow's support - that the money raised will go towards the Brick By Brick Appeal."

The event will be produced by impresario Robert C. Kelly, who is currently working on adding to the line-up, with more names soon to be announced.

Other acts already confirmed to appear on the bill include vocal quartet Amore, the four "talented and passionate" Royal College of Music graduates, who bring modern-day opera to the masses.

Performers from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will appear, as will Gymtasia Evolution, "a cross between contemporary dancing and high-level gymnastics".

BRITAIN'S Got Talent stand-out Edward Reid, best known for his knock-out nursery rhyme, will also feature at the Clyde Auditorium.

Also on stage will be TV's The Voice star Barbara Bryceland and soul sensation Tallia Storm.

"We've got a great line-up and it's going to get even better," said the spokeswoman.

"And we're sure Glasgow will appreciate this is all for a fantastic cause."

l The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice 30th Anniversary Variety Performance, October 27, the Clyde Auditorium, SECC.

l Tickets from £39.50 - £65. Call 0845 395 4000 or visit: http://www.ticketsoup.com/30thanniversary