Line-up revealed for Later 25 at Albert Hall

Line-up revealed for Later 25 at Albert Hall

The line-up for Later 25, the one-off live event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jools Holland’s BBC music show, has been revealed.

Later 25 will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on September 21 and the line-up includes Foo Fighters, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, Dizzee Rascal, Gregory Porter, Kali Uchis, Camille, Songhoy Blues, and Jorja Smith.

"Every edition of Later...with Jools Holland is an event, artist following artist, Jools and camera crew moving from stage to stage, the whole bigger than the sum of its parts,” said Mark Cooper, head of music television, entertainment, music and events, BBC Studios. "So to bring that experience to the grand intimacy and magical bowl that is the Albert Hall should be a mega-event. We'll have done around 360 shows by the time we get to the Albert Hall so it's only appropriate to film a great mix of artists there in 360 degrees."

Jools Holland added: "It's fantastic that we’re going to celebrate 25 years of making this show with a special one off event, where all of the workings of the Later experience will be transported into the Royal Albert Hall.”

Later 25 was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning, music television and James Stirling, editor, BBC Music and is made by BBC Studios’ entertainment, music & events.  

The Later 25 show will broadcast on Saturday, September 23 on BBC Two.

By Charlie Macnamara

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