BBC One will broadcast a 90 minute Team GB Homecoming Concert presented by BBC Radio 1’s Greg James and Clara Amfo to celebrate Team GB’s return from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The concert, staged by The National Lottery, will be broadcast from The SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday 15 August at 7.30pm.
The show features a line-up of top 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.
Nile Rodgers and his group CHIC, will perform their iconic song ‘Good Times’, with fellow Ivor Novello winner, Laura Mvula, as a special guest.
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.
In the absence of an opportunity for Team GB’s athletes to attend the Closing Ceremony in Tokyo, the concert will reunite Team GB with friends, family and the Great British public for the first time in front of a live audience of 8,000 at The SSE Arena, Wembley, including key workers gifted tickets to thank them for their work through the pandemic.
The show will be set against a backdrop of magical moments from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and will be a chance to relive some of Team GB’s very best moments, with exclusive interviews and highlights from the team about their time in Tokyo.
Acts confirmed for Team GB Homecoming Concert by The National Lottery include:
- Rag‘n’Bone Man
- Nile Rodgers with Laura Mvula
- 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!”
Team GB Homecoming Concert by The National Lottery is a TBI Media production and was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment. The Executive Producers for TBI Media are Phil Critchlow and Paul Wright. The Event Executive Producer for TBI Media is Andrew Wyke. The Director is Julia Knowles. The Commissioning Editors for the BBC are Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor, BBC Entertainment and Rachel Davies, Commissioning Editor, BBC Music.
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