BBC ONE PLAN TEAM GB HOMECOMING CONCERT
BBC One will broadcast a 90 minute Team GB Homecoming Concert presented by Greg James and Clara Amfo to celebrate Team GB’s return from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The show features a line-up of British artists including Anne-Marie, Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man and Yungblud who will perform alongside, and in collaboration with talent from the worlds of British dance, music and theatre.
There will also be a fully immersive performance from English National Ballet with artist Anne-Marie; Yungblud will sing one of David Bowie’s signature songs, ‘Heroes’ in a collaboration with dance-circus company Motionhouse; and Chickenshed will entertain with its pioneering and inspirational theatre. Laura Mvula will also sing a solo number to the backdrop of Rambert dance company.
Acts confirmed for Team GB Homecoming Concert by The National Lottery include:
Nile Rodgers with Laura Mvula
Greg James said: “As always with the Olympics, I’ve become an expert in events I only think about every four years. I can’t wait to celebrate our extraordinary Team GB athletes and be in front of an actual crowd again. It’s been a long time coming – it’s going to be a brilliant night. Anyway, must go, I’m off to practice shot put”
Clara Amfo said: “It would be understatement to say that the road to Tokyo 2020 has not been easy for Team GB but their dedication and passion to the sports they love has been nothing short of inspiring! I am so honoured to be hosting Team GB Homecoming Concert by The National Lottery with Greg, on what promises to be a brilliant show full of celebration and love! Every single athlete deserves the very best homecoming and what better place than Wembley with these world class artists!”
The concert, staged by The National Lottery, will be broadcast from The SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday 15 August at 7.30pm.