ALL-STAR CONCERT AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL ON THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER

PREMIERE ON SKY ONE ON SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER 

The transmission date for the SKY ONE and SKY ARTS’ Christmas concert, which takes place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on Thursday, December 7, 2017 has been confirmed. “It’s Christmas – Live From The Royal Albert Hall” will premiere on SKY ONE on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

Special guest Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders has been added to the all-star line-up as well as British singer, songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Tickets are available through the Royal Albert Hall Box Office, 020 7589 8212 or can be booked online from www.royalalberthall.com/tickets.

Some of the biggest names in pop are lined up to perform their favourite Christmas hits, old and new, at this festive celebration. Each performance will be caught on camera for a magical Christmas special to be aired on SKY ONE and SKY ARTS over the holiday period, premiering on SKY ONE on either December 23rdor 24th.

It's Christmas Live From the Royal Albert Hall

Alexander Armstrong will be at It’s Christmas Live From the Royal Albert Hall

Hosted by comedian and actor Jason Manford, the show will see an array of artists performing contemporary Christmas classics including Alexander Armstrong, Fleur East, Holly Johnson, Jona Lewie, Marc Almond, Melanie C, Nadine Coyle, Ricky Wilson, Shakin‘ Stevens, Tom Chaplin and The Vamps plus more acts to be announced.

It's Christmas Live From the Royal Albert Hall
The Vamps will be at It’s Christmas Live From the Royal Albert Hall

The musical director for the event is acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who will lead his band, The Merry Pranksters. Harcourt is also putting together a choir and an orchestra especially for the event, which will be accompanied by the award-winning string quartet Dirty Pretty Strings. The emphasis will be on Christmas classics that everyone knows, loves and can sing along to. In addition there will be surprises in the form of unusual covers and collaborations.

It's Christmas Live From the Royal Albert Hall
Nadine Coyle is at It’s Christmas Live From the Royal Albert Hall

London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall provides its own magic to the evening. The great London concert venue will be transformed into a rock ‘n’ roll winter wonderland, complete with snowflakes, Christmas trees and sparkles aplenty. Reflecting the old-meets-new theme of the concert, the set and décor will mix the traditions of Christmases past with the flamboyance and fun of today’s festive season. It’s sure to be a truly memorable and not so Silent Night!

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