September 22nd: BBC Studios and BBC Music presents Later... with Jools Holland at 30
Celebrating a landmark birthday, BBC Two's Later... with Jools Holland at 30 is to be recorded before 3,000 fans at one of Britain's most famous concert venues on Wednesday 5th October. Tickets will be on sale here from Friday 23rd September at 10.00am.

Thirty years, 60 series and over 450 episodes since it all began back on 8th October 1992, Later... with Jools Holland at 30 shifts to the iconic Eventim Apollo in West London for one night only, to be broadcast later this year. The special line-up, which will be kept under wraps until the night, will include a typically exciting blend of artists from different eras and musical worlds who have appeared on the show over the years as well as one or two newer acts in line with the tradition of the show. They all will give us an unforgettable evening of live performances, interviews and musical magic, all steered as ever by Jools himself.

Jools says: "It's unbelievable that this year sees my show reach its thirtieth birthday. It's a testament to the great power of music that we are still going strong and are now the longest running international music show on earth. I'm delighted and honoured that we're going to celebrate this monumental milestone with a special one-off event in the fabulous Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, the scene of so many legendary musical moments".

Lorna Clarke, Director of Music, BBC, says: "The BBC's commitment to live music remains strong and in a year which has seen the return of live music performance, I'm hugely proud that after 30 incredible years, Later... with Jools Holland is still busy unearthing the superstars of tomorrow as well as featuring some of the world's best loved musicians, all to entertain the music-loving BBC viewers at home".

Alison Howe, Executive Producer says: "Later... reaching its 30th birthday is testament to Jools, all the incredible musicians who have supported us and our crew whose love and commitment of showcasing live music for the audience is unmatched. With our upcoming series, this special show and our 30th Annual Hootenanny, it's going to be an incredible three months of live music".

A new series of Later... with Jools Holland kicks off on Saturday 1st October on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. Guests this series will include The 1975, Self Esteem, Victoria Canal, Ural Thomas, Loyle Carner, Marcus Mumford, The Big Moon, Burna Boy, PVA ,and Phoenix.

Among the big names who made their UK television debuts on Later include Adele, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Mary J Blige, Metallica, Norah Jones, Stormzy, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, plus many more.

Later... with Jools Holland at 30 is commissioned by Lorna Clarke, Director of Music for the BBC. It is a BBC Studios Music production with Alison Howe, Executive Producer.

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September 20th: Leading real change with, and for, autistic people

Introducing the Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge (ACE), which brings evidence-based approaches to autistic people everywhere through innovative partnerships. Find out more here.

"The Autism Centre of Excellence will have an impact globally, in a way we have never seen before. I am delighted to be involved, helping improve autistic people's wellbeing." Jools Holland, Ambassador of The Autism Centre Of Excellence.

August 26th: New Tour Dates
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are delighted to announce three new shows at De Roma in Antwerp (Belgium), Lanterenvenster in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Paradiso in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on 6, 7 and 8 April 2023. For more details and tickets go to

July 6th: Nordoff Robbins Award

London Music Awards Performers   On Friday 1st July 2022, Nordoff Robbins returned with The O2 Silver Clef Awards, a pre-pandemic yearly event that honours some of the greatest names in music and raises funds for the charity's vital work in music therapy. Jools Holland picked up the Outstanding Achievement Award, presented by Nitin Sawhney, in recognition of his influential career as pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter. This year's event raised over 750,000.

For more information on Nordoff Robbins' tireless work and research, click here.

June 30th: The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre
Jools Holland has joined The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre campaign as a Patron, to help find a sustainable solution to the future of the building and promote its return to use as an arts and culture venue for the community. With dazzlingly opulent interiors, this exceptional 1920s theatre is an important part of London's rich cultural history. Save Britain's Heritage (SAVE), has added Streatham Hill Theatre to its Buildings at Risk Register 2022 which highlights historic buildings whose future is uncertain, and ultimately seeks to return them to use and secure the buildings' futures.

'The prospect of bringing back to life a theatre in South London, with a stage the equivalent size of the Palladium, is very exciting. My friend the late Chris Barber and his jazz band played there in the fifties, and it would be so wonderful to see the Streatham Hill Theatre filled with all kinds of music once again. I'm delighted to add my support to this important campaign to save it.'

June 1st: Prostate Cancer UK presents RAISE THE ROOF – 22nd June, Royal Albert Hall, London

We are delighted and honoured to announce that Olly Alexander, Emeli Sandé, Sir Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Chris Difford, Paul Jones, and Harry Hill will be joining Jools Holland, his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and the stellar cast of performers to Raise The Roof for Prostate Cancer UK. The event will take place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on 22nd June and will be hosted by AJ Odudu and Jim Moir. For tickets and full line-up click here.

March 3rd: Jools Holland and Prostate Cancer UK set to 'Raise the Roof' at Royal Albert Hall on 22nd June 2022

The leading men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK and Jools Holland are uniting to present Raise the Roof, with stars of music and comedy taking to the stage at The Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 22nd June for a special event to raise funds and help stop lives being rocked by prostate cancer, a form of cancer that affects 1 in 8 men in the UK.

The event is the brainchild of Prostate Cancer UK founder Professor Jonathan Waxman and Jools Holland, and will be hosted by Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) and AJ Odudu. The show's sparkling line-up includes musicians Celeste, Melanie C, Paloma Faith, Paul Weller, and Ruby Turner. Stand-up comedy will come from Gina Yashere, Omid Djalili, Shaparak Khorsandi, and Stephen K Amos. For more information and tickets, click here.

Speaking out for the first time about his own diagnosis, Jools explains the importance for men to understand more about prostate cancer, talk about it, and an early diagnose:

"I had no awareness of prostate cancer, no symptoms that I noticed whatsoever, until I was diagnosed following a routine blood test in 2014. Thankfully I was successfully treated, but if more people were aware of their risk and caught the disease early, then more lives would be saved. I would certainly stand on top of my piano and shout about it because I think it's really important. If Raise the Roof was able to save one man's life it would be the best thing ever that would come out of this."

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