Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is due to face trial in April 2014 on 13 child sex offences, a London court has heard.
Harris, 83, was excused from attending a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey criminal court on Monday morning.
The artist and singer is now likely to next appear in court for a plea and case-management hearing in mid-January. His trial is provisionally set to start on April 30.
Harris is facing six counts of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 1980 and 1981 and three charges of indecent assault on a girl aged 14 in 1986.
He is also charged with four counts of making indecent images of a child in the first half of 2012.
The prosecution will present expert computer evidence and the defence will rely on expert witnesses in rebuttal.
For the offences committed after 1985 Harris could face up to 10 years' jail.
At his first court appearance a fortnight ago the 83-year-old indicated through his lawyer, Sonia Woodley QC, that he would be pleading not guilty to the charges.
On Monday at the Old Bailey the judge asked Ms Woodley to confirm the case would be going to a trial.
"It is," she told the court.
A frail-looking Harris appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court two weeks ago for his first court appearance.
He spoke only briefly to confirm his personal details and was later mobbed by a large press pack as he slowly walked from the court building with his wife Alwen and daughter Bindi.
The Australian remains on conditional bail under which he is banned from having contact with anyone under 18 unless he's accompanied by someone over the age of 21.