Get tickets for Children in Need Rocks the 80s at London's SSE Wembley Arena

Get tickets for Children in Need Rocks the 80s at London's SSE Wembley Arena

Bananarama are one of the main attractions at Children in Need Rocks the 80s

Charity event on Thu 19 Oct will be graced by the likes of Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure and Europe

The BBC have announced an 80s themed extravaganza to celebrate the enduring success of one of its leading charities, with tickets on sale now.

Children in Need Rocks the 80s will take place at London's SSE Wembley Arena on Thu 19 Oct. Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox, it will see a star-studded cast perform the most iconic hits of the decade, with all profits going to the charity.

The likes of Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Imagination, Jason Donovan, Katrina (of Eurovision winning Katrina and The Waves fame), Louisa Johnson, Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40 will be performing.

Young broadcaster Roman Kemp (who didn't live through any of the 80s, but who is the son of Martin Kemp and Shirlie Holliman) will be conducting interviews and capturing the excitement backstage.

Sara Cox, co-Presenter of BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s, said: 'I am so excited to be hosting BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s! It's no secret that I am in love with the sounds of the decade and I can't wait to hear some of the era's greatest hits performed live at Wembley for a very worthy cause.

Children in Need Rocks the 80s takes place at the SSE Wembley Arena on Thu 19 Oct. Tickets are on sale now.

Children in Need Rocks the 80s

Since its first major appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised over £909 million for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. A number of films sharing the stories of children and young people supported through the charity’s grants will feature in the broadcast and viewers and listeners to the show…