Joining Jools, for his 20th Annual Hootenanny and the last to be filmed at BBC Television Centre, will be a host of stars from all walks of British life and a variety of guest singers sitting in with Jools' Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and some of the star turns over the decades and the last twelve months.
British musical icon and recording artist for over 50 years Petula Clark performs two of her biggest songs along with a surprising cover of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy from her upcoming album. The biggest selling act of 2012, singer-songwriter Emeli Sande performs numbers from her million-selling Our Version of Events, including her No 1 single Read All About It where she will be joined by Professor Green. Also in the studio is soul legend Bobby Womack with a track from his recent album The Bravest Man in the Universe, along with a number or two from his vast back catalogue. One of the UK breakout stars of the year Lianne La Havas performs her ode to going out with an older man in Age, plus an Ella Fitzgerald number. King of the charts in the early 80s, Adam Ant performs some of his classic pop tunes along with a number from his upcoming album with his new group The Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse. East London's own Paloma Faith sings an Etta James number along with Just Be from her big-selling 2012 album. Scandinavian good timers and smart dressers The Hives drop in to dazzle with their rock and roll tunes, including crowd favourite Hate To Say I Told You So. From Detroit, soul singer Bettye LaVette performs her 1965 tune Let Me Down Easy, along with her take on The Black Keys' I'm Not the One from her new album. Frontman of Dexys Midnight Runners Kevin Rowland reprises a couple of their classic 80s tunes along with a number from their 2012 album One Day I'm Going to Soar. Holding court in the 'middle of the floor' is Nottingham's newest star, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, who had huge success in 2012 reaching No 1 with his debut album. Sharing the space is legendary Irish folk group The Dubliners, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary and perform a couple of their classic tunes including the barnstorming The Irish Rover. Concluding the line-up are Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift, with one or two of their classic tunes, and UK soul singer extraordinaire Ruby Turner.
Add in the reflections and musings on the departing year and their predictions for 2013 from of a room full of talent of all descriptions, plus the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards taking us into the New Year the traditional way and you have the kind of New Year's Eve party that you could only get, for the very last time, in Studio 1, BBC Television Centre.