5SOS, JAMES MORRISON, LAURA MVULA, EVELYN GLENNIE AND THE SHIRES JOIN 'TOM JONES & ROB BRYDON: ONE BIG NIGHT FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED’

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, JAMES MORRISON, LAURA MVULA, EVELYN GLENNIE AND THE SHIRES JOIN 'TOM JONES & ROB BRYDON: ONE BIG NIGHT FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED’

5 Seconds of Summer, Dame Evelyn Glennie, James Morrison, Laura Mvula and The Shires to perform at BBC Children in Need concert fronted by Sir Tom Jones and Rob Brydon.  

BBC Children in Need is delighted to announce that world-famous Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer, Scottish virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, British singer-songwriters James Morrison and Laura Mvula, and country-duo The Shires are the latest acts to be announced as part of the ‘One Big Night’ line-up, all in aid of disadvantaged children across the UK.    

Sir Tom will perform with his band and the newly announced special guests.  The show will also include comedy sketches depicting some of the many lively moments of his illustrious musical career. 

Sir Tom Jones said: “I am delighted that 5 Seconds of Summer, Dame Evelyn, Laura, James and The Shires are going to be joining us on the 8th October for what is set to be a night of great music and fantastic comedy.  All of them will bring something very different to the show, so I know people attending on the night will be in for a very special treat.”                                                                                                     

5 Seconds of Summer commented: “We are really excited to be coming to London to perform at ‘One Big Night for BBC Children in Need,’ it is going to be a great show, and all for a great cause.  We look forward to seeing you all there!" Speaking of the concert, 

Dame Evelyn Glennie said: “I am very much looking forward to joining Sir Tom and Rob on the 8 October for what is set to be a fantastic evening in aid of a truly brilliant cause.”  

James Morrison said of joining the line-up: “BBC Children in Need is a fantastic cause and I am thrilled to be taking part in what is set to be a great evening amongst some amazing acts. Sir Tom and Rob are pulling together something really special, so I look forward to seeing you all there.” 

Laura Mvula commented: "I was a fan of BBC Children in Need growing up and have been a supporter ever since, so I am delighted to be taking part in what I am sure will be a truly spectacular evening.  

The Shires’ Crissie Rhodes said of the concert: “Ben and I are delighted to be performing at ‘One Big Night for BBC Children in Need.  We are massive fans of Sir Tom and have played shows with him this summer. Sir Tom Jones and Rob Brydon certainly know how to put on a show, so I have no doubt everyone who comes along will be in for a very special evening.”  

The concert takes place at The SSE Arena, Wembley, on Thursday 8th October; tickets are on sale now from bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

The show will transmit prime time on BBC One during the week of the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal which this year takes place on Friday November 13th.   

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For further information please contact Henni.Cardy@bbc.co.uk     

 

Notes to Editors  

 

BBC Music 

BBC Music is the corporation’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years - comprising an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives. This is designed to strengthen the BBC’s place as a world leader in music broadcasting and commissioning, and enhance the UK’s position as a global trailblazer in music creation and performance. Led by Director Bob Shennan, BBC Music officially launched in October 2014 with the extraordinary reworking of God Only Knows featuring 27 artists.  More music is broadcast on primetime BBC One with regular musical performances on The One Show. This December sees the second BBC Music Awards on BBC One, Radio 1 and Radio 2. The classical music initiative ‘Ten Pieces’ engaged nearly half the primary schools in the UK, with the project now being extended to secondary schools, with a new selection of music for students and teachers to explore.  

The inaugural BBC Music Day in June was a nationwide celebration of music, aiming to bring people together across generations and communities through their love of music.   bbc.co.uk/music is now the established home for both BBC Music Playlister and exclusive programming.  Recent iPlayer commissions include Music Box with Guy Garvey and Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words.  And the most talented new artists are given a platform via BBC Music's 17 emerging talent schemes - from BBC Young Musician to the BBC Young Folk Award and BBC Introducing.   

BBC Children in Need 

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557) whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.  We will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience. We are currently supporting c.2,500 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.  

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