Plus London's O2 Arena welcomes fans free today (July 7)

The memorial event for Michael Jackson which takes place today (July 7) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center is to be screened live at London’s O2 Arena, it has just been announced.

The service in LA is expected to be attended by celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robsinson plus 8,750 fans who won tickets in an online ballot at the weekend.

No tickets are required for the O2 Arena’s live stream, and entry to the O2 Arena’s Peninsula Square is free. Coverage starts at 5:30pm (BST).

Meanwhile, MySpace have announced that they too, will be streaming coverage of the event online. Click here for details.

You can also watch the Michael Jackson memorial live stream here (July 7 only):

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