[O]nce again BBC One hosts a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration with a concert from one of the UK’s greatest performers, Robbie Williams, live from London.
Robbie Williams will be performing live at Central Hall Westminster, in Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live on New Year’s Eve, in the build-up to the clock striking midnight to see in 2017 and continuing again after the fireworks on BBC One.
Robbie will delight fans with an exclusive show including tracks from his current number one album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, as well as some of his greatest hits.
Robbie Williams says: “I can’t wait to party with London and the rest of the UK on New Year’s Eve… Let’s start 2017 off with a bang!”
Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events BBC says: “In what is fast becoming a New Year’s Eve tradition, we’re again delighted to be able to bring our viewers the best possible night out, without them ever having to leave their homes to enjoy it. Robbie is the ultimate live showman and there will be no shortage of brilliant songs for us all to sing along with as we raise a glass to welcome in the New Year.”
The broadcast of the event will be presented by radio DJ and television host Melvin Odoom. Previous New Year’s Eve celebrations – Bryan Adams in 2015 and Queen and Adam Lambert in 2014 – have been the most watched TV music performances of the year.
Join BBC One on the Thames Embankment for full coverage of the one of the most spectacular firework displays to be seen anywhere in the world.
London’s famous firework display will be choreographed to fit beautifully to specially edited music. The celebrations along the Thames will end with a traditional rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
The concert was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, it will be executive produced by Guy Freeman and Cerrie Frost will be series producer. The fireworks will be executive produced by Claire Popplewell for BBC Events and produced by Victoria Simpson.
A limited number of tickets for the event will go on sale at 9am on 9 December.