Music guests confirmed for Series 54 of BBC Two's Later... with Jools Holland

Find out which acts are taking to the stage on the iconic music show.

The first performers on the next season of Later... with Jools Holland have been announced.

On the premiere episode of Series 54 (October 17), Jools welcomes Mark Ronson, who'll be guest-hosting, and performing his latest single Don't Leave Me Lonely featuring YEBBA. Aside from Mark, the rest of the line-up is all-female and all are making their Later... debuts.

Fresh from releasing her debut album, Zambian-born Australian Sampa the Great drops by; her inaugural release The Return charted on the UK's Official Record Store Chart Top 40. 2019 Mercury Prize nominee Cate Le Bon will also appear for the first time, presumably to perform a track from her latest album Reward.

Rounding out the acts on Episode 1 are soul singer PP Arnold, whose first new album for 51 years The New Adventures Of... peaked at Number 11 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart in August, and electronic/pop performer Georgia, famous for her radio hits Started Out and About Work The Dancefloor.

On October 24, Liam Gallagher headlines Episode Two. Liam will chat to Jools about his chart-topping album Why Me? Why Not and perform The River, with his son Gene making his TV debut on drums.

Jessie Ware will co-host the episode and perform a soul classic with Jools at the piano. Other guests confirmed are Australian punk outfit Amyl and the Sniffers, plus three emerging artists you will have heard on BBC Radio 1 - Rex Orange County, Kojey Radical and Celeste.

October 31st's episode will see Michael Kiwanuka perform, one day removed from the release of his new album KIWANUKA. Elbow will give a rendition of a track from their latest album Giants of All Sizes, plus Little Simz, The SLP and Slowthai will appear.

Music Week have also confirmed that Foals will perform later in the series; they'll guest to promote their second album of 2019 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2. Other acts confirmed by Music Week include Lewis Capaldi, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Kano.

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