Madness and The Kingdom Choir to play live concert BBC's New Year's Eve celebrations

The two acts will perform together as the UK rings in 2019.

Those planning a night in front of the TV on New Year's Eve will be ringing in 2019 with a live concert from Madness on BBC One. 

The British pop band, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2019, will play an extended set as the clock strikes midnight. They will be joined by The Kingdom Choir, who performed at the Royal Wedding for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and released their debut album earlier this year.

Madness said: "Hold onto your sofas, your chaise lounges, your couches... NYE and Madness it’s going to go off like a packet of crackers…what a ding dong ding dong…...”

If you'd rather be there in person for the show, a limited number of tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, November 30.

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Jan Younghusband, Head of BBC Music TV Commissioning added: “We are so delighted that Madness will head up our New Year Celebrations this year on BBC One and with The Kingdom Choir too, will have us all up dancing in our living rooms to the early hours to welcome in the year ahead."

Last year's New Year celebrations on the BBC were headlined by Nile Rodgers and Chic.

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