VE Day 70: A Party To Remember

A glittering concert to be held on Saturday 9th May on BBC One. Tickets will be on sale Thursday 16th April at 8am from Ticketmaster

VE Day 70: A Party to Remember, will be a star-studded concert featuring a spectacular line-up including some of the biggest recording artists, performers, stars and celebrities in live entertainment. The concert, taking place at London’s Horse Guards Parade Ground on Saturday 9th May will be a focal point of the national celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day. This one-off event will be broadcast that night on BBC One and hosted by Chris Evans.

BBC One will step back in time to the 1940s to bring audiences a unique night of entertainment for the whole family - broadcasting live from a specially designed stage on the world famous Horse Guards’ Parade. Seventy years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, we’ll be celebrating one of the most significant moments in modern British history with a spectacular party of music and entertainment to echo the sentiment of that joyous day in history: the day when our grandparents danced in the Mall and jumped in the fountains at Trafalgar Square – and The Queen and her sister escaped from Buckingham Palace to join the celebrations – and there’s just as much to be thankful for 70 years on! As well as VE Day itself the concert is also going to reflect aspects of war life including life at home as well as life as a member of one of the services.

PERFORMANCES FROM

Pixie Lott, Gregory Porter, Laura Wright, Katherine Jenkins, Rebecca Fergurson, Alfie Boe, Jamelia, Blue, Elaine Paige, Status Quo, Diversity, Alexander Armstrong, Status Quo, Chas and Dave, Elaine Paige, Strictly Come Dancing professionals and Collabro

GUEST NARRATORS

Adrian Lester, Jane Horrocks, Honeysuckle Weeks, Julia Sawalha, Ian Lavender Laurence Fox, John Simm and Bernard Cribbins