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Madness join BBC New Year’s Eve broadcast at Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster has announced that pop band Madness will perform at the venue in a live concert on BBC One for the channel’s annual New Year’s Eve celebrations.

This is the sixth year running that the BBC has chosen the iconic central London venue for their New Year’s Eve broadcast, with previous sell-out performances including Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Robbie Williams, Bryan Adams, Queen + Adam Lambert and Gary Barlow.

The band will be performing their greatest hits in the central London venue’s Great Hall, in front of a live audience of 2,000 and an expected television audience of millions.

During the evening, the band will also collaborate with the Kingdom Choir, best-known for their unforgettable performance at the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

London’s famous fireworks will also light up the night sky over the River Thames as Big Ben strikes midnight. The firework display will be choreographed to fit a specially edited medley of music before the action switches back inside Central Hall, with Madness continuing the party.

Paul Southern, Managing Director of Central Hall Westminster, comments: “2018 has been a year of great concerts at Central Hall Westminster and this event feels like the icing on the Christmas cake! 

“As we will be hosting the BBC’s New Year’s Eve concert for the sixth year in a row, our venue has become renowned for playing a key role in the nation’s celebrations. As a London-based band, Madness is the perfect fit for New Year at our venue and we are really looking forward to welcoming them here.”