Jingle Bell Ball 2021: when is Capital FM event, how much are tickets, and who is in line-up?

The festive concert is returning as a live event for the first time since 2019 to London’s O2 arena

Justin Bieber and Coldplay are among the stars announced as part of this year’s line-up at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball.

The pop superstar and British rock band will perform alongside a host of other acts on the first night of the annual festive concert.

It will be Bieber’s only live show in Europe this year and his first major performance in the UK since 2017, following an intimate acoustic session in London at the start of 2020.

This is what you need to know about the concert and which acts are appearing.

When is the concert taking place?

The Jingle Bell Ball will be held on Saturday, 11 and Sunday 12 December at London’s O2 Arena.

This will be the first live Jingle Bell Ball since 2019 as the 02 Arena concert was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead a “Best Of” show was broadcast, featuring recordings of past performances.

Ashley Tabor-King, founder and executive president of Global, said on Wednesday: “The long-awaited return of Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard will see the biggest hit music artists take to the stage and we can’t wait.

“With global superstars and some of the hottest UK talent set to play the Ball this Christmas, we have another phenomenal weekend of live performances in store.”

Who is in the line-up?

As well as Coldplay and Justin Bieber, Clean Bandit, Becky Hill, Jesy Nelson and Years & Years will also take to the stage during the concert.

As a new addition for 2021, Capital radio DJ MistaJam will play a live set of dance anthems alongside fellow DJs Billen Ted, 220 KID and Riton.

The full line-up for Saturday 11 December is:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Coldplay
  • Years & Years
  • Jax Jones
  • Clean Bandit
  • Becky Hill
  • Jesy Nelson
  • Sigrid
  • Mimi Webb
  • The Capital Weekender Live with MistaJam & Friends with Billen Ted, Riton and 220 KID

This will be the first live Jingle Bell Ball since 2019 as the 02 Arena concert was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead a “Best Of” show was broadcast, featuring recordings of past performances.

The festive concert has previously hosted global acts including Taylor Swift, Stormzy, Harry Styles, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday at 9am and are available exclusively on Global Player.

Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday 4 November. No information is available about pricing.

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

Over 18s need proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 36 hours of the event. Those attending should take a mask as they may be required on the night.

The line-up for night two of the Jingle Bell Ball will be announced from 8am on Thursday on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp.

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