Annie Lennox Confirmed For Jools Holland Hootenanny

We are delighted to announce Annie Lennox will be performing on the Jools Holland Annual Hootenanny show this new years eve.

Journey into 2009 with Jools Holland, his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and a stellar line-up of talent.

Featuring Martha and the Vandellas, Dizzee Rascal, Annie Lennox, The Ting Tings, Dave Edmunds, Duffy, Svang, Adele, Sam Sparro, The Hold Steady, Rico Rodriguez, Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones and Lily Allen.

On the eve of Motown’s 50th anniversary, Martha and the Vandellas join with Jools to play some of the greatest songs of the 60s including Dancing In The Street and (Love Is Like A) Heatwave. Annie Lennox sings one of her solo hits and a classic big band tune, Dave Edmunds performs 70s tunes like I Hear You Knocking, Sam Sparro takes his signature Black and Gold in a swing direction and Lily Allen will surprise you with her take on a classic standard. Also Adele sings Etta James, Duffy asks for Mercy, Dizzee Rascal requests you to Dance Wiv Me, old-school rock band of the year The Hold Steady stay positive, The Ting Tings do a name check and Finnish harmonica quartet Svang are tunefully strange.

Plus of course, the usual combination of actors, actresses, comedians and general hipsters fill the room with their predictions and the 1st Battalion Scots Guards pipe into 2009.

Airing: 31 Dec 2008, 22:55 on BBC Two

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