Friday, December 19, 2008
Elton's New Year's Variety Show
More great acts have been added to the bill for Elton's ultimate New Year's Eve party at The O2 arena in London. Aside from Elton's special guests singer Will Young, and the newly-crowned X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, the 02 audience will also see the Old Year out and New Year in with exciting new Manchester band Sealife, and "the finest 60s tribute act in the country", The Overtures.
The Overtures are a particular favourite of Elton, and will be well known to all Elton's friends for their storming set three years ago at the party following Elton and David's Civil Partnership ceremony. If you are going to the concert, be sure to visit The Overtures' and Sealife's websites to build up anticipation for the fantastic live music you will be enjoying there.
ITV1 viewers will be able to watch live as Elton performs the acclaimed Greatest Hits show with all the Red Piano razzmatazz: multi-coloured neon sculptures evoking seamy Las Vegas, pop-art inflatables, love-hearts, baubles, balloons and the band. The TV programme will be repeated at 12.25pm the following day, January 1, 2009, on ITV1.
One of the best aspects of the 02 Arena is that it has a wide range of over 20 bars and restaurants, and of course these will all be open on New Year's Eve. So don't stop off at your local, come to the Greenwich Peninsula, arrive early, leave late and party well into 2009. The show will begin at 8pm, and Elton will be onstage well into the New Year.
If you are bringing your car to the show, The 02 Arena has 2000 car parking spaces on site. Travelling by public transport to the 02 on New Year's Eve will be a breeze. Here is some general travel information:
Tube, DLR, tram and selected National Rail services in Greater London will run all night on New Year's Eve.
Night and 24 hour bus routes will run as normal, but there will be a reduction in bus services leaving central London from around 1900 to around 0300, because of road closures.
There will be free travel on all journeys from 2345 until 0430 on the Tube, DLR, buses and trams, plus most National Rail services in Greater London.
Please visit this link for more travel information.
If you would like to be there at the O2 with Elton on December 31, there are still some public tickets available. Please visit The 02 or call 0844 856 0202. Please note all our Rocket tickets for this concert are now sold. Elton's New Year's Eve Party is a Whizz Kid Entertainment production for ITV1.