Chart toppers N-Dubz swapped the mic for the shovel to help volunteers at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, East London, transform a deconsecrated cemetery into a woodland retreat for nearby residents.

The launch of the 2009 Orange Rockcorps saw the hip hop three-piece join forty young volunteers for a four-hour project that involved chopping down trees and hacking back centuries of overgrowth.

In return for four hours graft at a community project, volunteers will earn a ticket to an exclusive gig in their home city.

Lady GaGa and N-Dubz will perform alongside other star acts and DJ’s at the Manchester Apollo on 13th July in the first part of the five-month programme. Further acts for Manchester and a stellar line-up for London’s Royal Albert Hall (26th September) will be announced in coming months. Each of the shows will feature an eclectic line-up of international acts.

Volunteers wishing to take part in Orange RockCorps can register by visiting