BBC to host Robbie Williams gig for New Year’s Eve

BBC One is set to see in the new year with a live concert from Robbie Williams. Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live will air as part of the Beeb’s countdown to midnight on New Year’s Eve.

He'll be performing live on the night at Central Hall Westminster, taking a pause so we can watch the midnight fireworks - which will apparently be choreographed to "specially edited music" - then starting up again afterwards.

The Beeb says he'll "delight fans" with tunes from his latest number one album The Heavy Entertainment Show, plus his greatest hits from the past.

"I can't wait to party with London and the rest of the UK on New Year's Eve," Robbie said. "Let's start 2017 off with a bang!"

Live New Year's Eve gigs have become a rather popular tradition on BBC One, with 2015's Bryan Adams and 2014's Queen and Adam Lambert concerts becoming the most watched TV music performances of the year.

This year, DJ and presenter Melvin Odoom will host the show, which will see 2017 in with a celebration on the Thames Embankment and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Special events BBC editor Guy Freeman said: "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."

A few tickets are available to the concert if you want to go and see it in person. If not, tune in on New Year's Eve to catch the Robster in action.

Source: BBC

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