To celebrate the homecoming of the incredible Team GB following this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics, BBC One will stream a special concert with a number of impressive guests.
Streaming from London’s Wembley Arena on August 15, the 90-minute special will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Greg James and Clara Amfo, and will see performances from the likes of Anne-Marie, Yungblud, Laura Mvula, Rag’n’Bone Man, Bastille, and the legendary Nile Rodgers.
Along with music, fans can expect to see a few fully immersive performances from English National Ballet and Chickenshed, and Laura Mvula’s performance is also said to be performed against the backdrop of Rambert Dance Company. On the night, Wembley Arena will be home to a live audience of 8,000 people, made up of the nation’s key workers who will have been gifted tickets as a thank you for their hard work and dedication.
“It would be an understatement to say that the road to Tokyo 2020 has not been easy for Team GB but their dedication and passion to the sports they love has been nothing short of inspiring!” Amfo said in a statement. “I am so honored to be hosting Team GB’s Homecoming Concert by The National Lottery with Greg, on what promises to be a brilliant show full of celebration and love! Every single athlete deserves the very best homecoming and what better place than Wembley with these world class artists!” she added.
Greg James said: “As always with the Olympics, I’ve become an expert in events I only think about every four years.
“I can’t wait to celebrate our extraordinary Team GB athletes and be in front of an actual crowd again. It’s been a long time coming – it’s going to be a brilliant night.”
Bastille also recently unveiled their new song, “Give Me The Future,” from their upcoming fourth studio album.
Of the track, frontman Dan Smith said, “‘Give Me The Future’ is a song about plugging into endless possibilities. Literally, feels like everything is out there for the taking, all tastes catered for. The spaceship sound at the start? It’s us crash landing in the future. The reality we live in at the moment was the science fiction of not that long ago. Take a film like Minority Report. The technology in that seemed so far off, a fantasy. But it’s here, we’re way beyond it already. Had someone told you that 20 years ago, when the film came out… you’d have laughed. Or been terrified.”