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Boy George, Bananarama, Jason Donovan and UB40 combine for Children In Need Rocks The 80s gift gig

Boy George, Bananarama and UB40 combine for 80s Children In Need Rocks gift gig
Are you prepared for the return of the 80s? (Picture: WENN.com / BBC Children in Need)

Children In Need is bringing the 80s back as the BBC has announced a special fundraising unison which will underline some of the decade’s legends.

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Taking place forward of the annual fundraising extravaganza, which customarily front mid-November, BBC Children In Need Rocks The 80s will applaud the decade in which it all began for CIN, which kicked off 25 years ago.

The gig will feature performances of some of the many iconic hits of the epoch from artists including Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Imagination, Jason Donovan, Katrina from Katrina The Waves, Louisa Johnson, Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey.

Boy George, Bananarama and UB40 combine for 80s Children In Need Rocks gift gig
Bananarama in 1983 – (L-R) Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward (Picture: Mike Prior/Getty Images)

Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox, Roman Kemp will be on palm to capture all the fad backstage, interviewing many of the night’s performers fresh from the limelight.

And concertgoers will be speedy to spin up in full retro gear, celebrating the suggestion of the 80s.

What you need to know about BBC Children in Need Rocks The 80s concert

Boy George, Bananarama and UB40 combine for 80s Children In Need Rocks gift gig
Children In Need is drumming into the 80s animal spirits for fundraising this year (Picture: BBC)

Who’s presenting the show?

Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox, with Roman Kemp stating from behind-the-scenes.

Who’s playing?

Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Imagination, Jason Donovan, Katrina from Katrina The Waves, Louisa Johnson, Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey. More acts are still to be announced too!

When and where is it?

Thursday Oct 19 at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

How can we gert tickts?

Tickets on sale now at www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey and are labelled from £25 each.

When will it air on TV?

The unison will be promote on BBC One in the run up to the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal (date and time nonetheless to be announced).

Speaking of her arriving gig, Fearne said: ‘As a child of the 80s, we am generally anxious to be presenting this year’s BBC Children in Need Rocks! This is an extraordinary event to party to the excellent tunes from the 1980s, in assist of an impossibly critical cause. It’s going to be a blast!’

And Sara added: ‘I am so vehement to be hosting BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s! It’s no secret that we am in adore with the sounds of the decade and we can’t wait to hear some of the era’s biggest hits achieved live at Wembley for a very estimable cause. Get your tickets now!’

Since its first major interest in 1980, BBC Children in Need has lifted over £909 million for disadvantaged children and immature people opposite the UK. All increase from the unison will go to BBC Children in Need.

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