“It’s fantastic that we’re going to celebrate 25 years of making this show with a special one off event, where all of the workings of the Later experience will be transported into the Royal Albert Hall!” – Jools Holland
The BBC has announced the full line-up for the 25 Years of Later with Jools Holland special. The show marking 25 years, 50 series and over 360 episodes, features Foo Fighters, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, Dizzee Rascal, Gregory Porter, Kali Uchis, Camille, Songhoy Blues, and Jorja Smith.
Fans of the show can get the Later… experience as normally enjoyed by a few in the television studio now laid bare in the bowl of the Royal Albert Hall. For one night only, this magical musical mystery tour marks Jools Holland’s commitment to all manner of musicians and music that matter. Extra tickets have been released and will be available from the Royal Albert Hall website from Friday September 8th at 9am, the show itself takes place on on Thursday September 21st.
Jools Holland musically came to the fore with band Squeeze, of which he was a founding member. In November 1982 he joined the late Paula Yates as the lead hosts of Tyne Tees Television music and comedy showcase The Tube, which aired on Channel 4.
“Every edition of Later…With Jools Holland is an event, artist following artist, Jools and camera crew moving from stage to stage, the whole bigger than the sum of its parts. So to bring that experience to the grand intimacy and magical bowl that is the Albert Hall should be a mega-event. We’ll have done around 360 shows by the time we get to the Albert Hall so it’s only appropriate to film a great mix of artists there in 360 degrees.” – Mark Cooper, Head of Music Television, Entertainment, Music and Events, BBC Studios s
The Later 25 show will broadcast on Saturday September 23 on BBC Two.
Pictured Top: Later with Jools Holland, BBC Two, Pictured Bottom: Paula Yates and Jools Holland on The Tube, Tyne Tees TV.