a-ha, Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Imagination Featuring Leee John, Jason Donovan, Katrina from Katrina & The Waves, Louisa Johnson, Mica Paris, Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey will take to the stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley to perform some of the most iconic hits from the 1980s for BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s. The star studded line-up will transport viewers back to the era in a glittering celebration of the decade in which BBC Children in Need’s first major appeal took place.

Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox, with Roman Kemp capturing all the excitement backstage, the show will also share moving stories from some of the children and young people who have been supported by projects funded by BBC Children in Need, as the charity aims to raise more money to help change young lives through this year’s Appeal.

BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s will be broadcast on BBC One in the run up to the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal (date and time yet to be announced).