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A-HA and Mica join BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80’s

Children in Need Rocks the 80s

With less than a month to go a-ha and Mica Paris have been announced as new additions to the star-studded BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s concert line-up taking place in The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The special fundraising show will transport concertgoers back to the 80s to celebrate the decade in which BBC Children in Need’s first major appeal took place and tickets are still available.

The 80s spectacular, from BBC Studios, will see a-ha perform their anthem Take On Me whilst Mica Paris will inject some serious soul into the night with a medley of songs from the era performed alongside a gospel choir. The new acts will join Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Imagination Featuring Leee John, Jason Donovan, Katrina from Katrina & The Waves, Louisa Johnson, Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey on stage. Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox will host the evening whilst Roman Kemp will capture all the excitement backstage, interviewing many of the night’s performers.

With tickets going fast, 80s lovers are encouraged to pick up their tickets before the event sells out. The night will especially appeal to groups of friends, family or colleagues looking to enjoy the soundtrack of the era live. Concertgoers are being urged to get into the spirit of the 1980s by donning retro outfits, from leg warmers and scrunchies to shoulder pads and parachute pants whilst they dance the night away.

Since its first major appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised over £909 million for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.  A number of films sharing the stories of children and young people supported through the charity’s grants will feature in the broadcast and viewers and listeners to the show will be invited to donate to raise even more money for those in need. All profits from the concert will go to BBC Children in Need.

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