In a break with their tradition of drip-feeding to the public the acts who are to appear at their annual Xmas shindig at the O2 Arena, Capital Radio have announced a number of big acts in one fell swoop - and quite impressive it is, including some of the biggest acts of the pop world at the moment.
The event has been extended to two days since last year's bash, with the opening day (Saturday 4th December) featuring The Script, Cee Lo Green, Black Eyed Peas, boy band hopefuls The Wanted, Nicole Scherzinger (from Pussycat Dolls), Jason Derulo and Taio Cruz, Alexandra Burke, the re-invented McFly and X Factor 2009 contestant Olly Murs.
The following day, Kylie Minogue, JLS, Akon, Tinie Tempah, The Saturdays, The Wanted (yes, playing both dates, apparently), Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Example and Labrinth.
Tickets will be available here from tomorrow morning (Monday 1st November) at 8am - allowing workers to sneak into work early and perhaps nab some tickets, I guess. Prices start at £39.50, rising to £70 for "standard" seating, with those wishing to get closer to the action being asked to pay from £100 to £299 for "Snow Zone" or "Jingle Zone" tickets, respectively... ouch !
There are also packages available for the gigs, with the "Blue Package" giving you food and drink before the show, premium seating, fast-track entry, access to the bar after the show and souvenir programme plus laminate, costing £195. The "Platinum Package" gives you a three course pre-show meal with drink included, premium seating, fast-track entry, access to the bar after the show and souvenir programme plus laminate, costing £240.All prices + fees - click on the "Packages" button below to check availability.
Well, I was wondering after the Take That ticket shenanigans on Friday whether there would still be an appetite for another few pop gigs, and the answer is a resounding "yes" - all face value tickets have now sold-out.