BANKIE comedian Kevin Bridges is to perform for former US President Barack Obama when he visits Edinburgh next month.

The May 26 charity dinner is expected to be one of the president's first major addresses since he left office in January.

It will also see performances from Annie Lennox and the band Texas at the EICC, hosted by The Hunter Foundation.

Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri confirmed the booking in an interview on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on Friday.

She said: "I have never had so many calls from people saying, 'Can I come?'"

The Glasgow-born star added that she was delighted to be "playing for Mr President in our homeland".

All profits raised from the event will be shared between about 300 Scottish children's charities while a donation is also being made to the Obama Foundation, which was set up by the former president and his wife Michelle.

The Democrat, who served eight years in the White House, will answer questions from the audience at the event, which saw ticket prices for tables of 10 range from £5,000 to £20,000.

Sir Tom said: "I'm proud, privileged and over the moon to announce Oscar-winning musician Annie Lennox, brilliant stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges and world-class rock band Texas will all play at this amazing dinner.

"What's even more amazing is that they are all doing this for the benefit of a charity of their choice.

"They are stand-out talents of their generation and will provide a remarkable conclusion to what we all hope will be an incredible evening, with all profits benefiting Scotland's children's charities."

Sir Tom also plans to set aside some seats at the event for local young people.

The Hunter Foundation has previously arranged for US politicians and actors including Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney to come to Scotland.

Sir Tom added: "I'm delighted to announce Royal Bank of Scotland, our partner across a number of events including the Kiltwalk and the STV Appeal have again stepped up to support this event.

"Demand for this dinner has been unparalleled in our own experience and we can only apologise to those who we cannot accommodate at the dinner."