BBC One is to air a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration with a concert from Robbie Williams, live from London.
“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!” – Robbie Williams
Robbie will be performing live at Central Hall Westminster, in Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live on New Year’s Eve, in the run-up to the clock striking midnight, marking a transition of years, and continuing again after the fireworks on BBC One. He will delight fans with tracks from his current number one album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, as well as some of his greatest hits.
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.
“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.” – Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events BBC