Who’s on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny and how to watch

Jools Holland’s Hootenanny airs tonight as we wave goodbye to 2023 and see us into 2024.

In what has become a much-anticipated New Year’s Eve tradition, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are set to headline Jools’ Annual Hootenanny.

You can watch on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer starting at 11:30PM on Sunday, 31 December. This televised event marks the UK’s festive ushering in of 2024, featuring a blend of renowned music stars and emerging talents.

Who’s on Jools Holland Hootenanny tonight?

This year’s Hootenanny promises to be exceptional, with a line-up that includes the iconic British rock and pop figure, Rod Stewart, making his first appearance on the show.

Alongside Stewart, viewers can expect performances from an array of artists like Joss Stone, Olivia Dean, Paul Jones, PP Arnold, Raye, Sugababes, and The Mary Wallopers.

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny
Jools’ Annual Hootenanny

Adding to the musical extravaganza, the audience will be treated to the sounds of Ruby Turner, the Boogie Woogie Queen known for her dynamic vocal prowess. As midnight approaches, the traditional Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scot Guards will play, marking the start of the New Year.

In addition to the musical acts, Jools Holland will be engaging with various guests, including comedians and actors, who will share their predictions and resolutions for the upcoming year.

The 2023/24 Hootenanny not only celebrates the New Year but also rounds off another successful year for Jools Holland.

He has hosted two more series of his popular show, Later… with Jools Holland, featuring a diverse range of performers such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Gabriels, Hozier, Jessie Ware, Johnny Marr, Jorja Smith, Róisín Murphy, Royal Blood, Sharleen Spiteri, Take That, The National, The Streets, and many others.

Jools' Annual Hootenanny line up in 2023

Is Jools holland’s Hootenanny live?

The show is actually pre-recorded and not filmed live on New Year’s Eve. The filming typically takes place in early to mid-December.

This approach allows for a wider range of guests to appear on the show, as many would be unavailable on New Year’s Eve itself.

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