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BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s announced for Wembley Arena - how to get tickets

Bananarama, Boy George and Erasure on the 80s Children in Need Rocks lineup

The BBC has announced its Children in Need Rocks concert and this year it has an 80s theme.

The special show will be hosted at Wembley Arena on Thursday October 19.

It will see performances from Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Jason Donavon and Europe.

The headline act Bananarama recently reunited as the original lineup for a huge UK tour.

The BBC Children In Need Rocks concert will feature performances from Bananarama and Boy George

They rose to success in the 80s with hits such as "Venus", "Cruel Summer" and "Love In The First Degree".

The BBC show will be presented by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox who will capture the backstage fun and interview the show's performers.

The iconic lineup is completed by Katrina from Katrina & the Waves, Imagination, Louisa Johnson, OMD, Nick Heyward, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Micky.

Meanwhile concert goers are encouraged to get into the spirit of things with 1980s inspired ensembles, so they expect to see legwarmers, scrunchies and shoulder pads.

Since its first major appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised more than £909 million for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

All profits from the concert will go to BBC Children in Need.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale at 8:30am today (August 14).

Where can I buy tickets?

They'll be available from AXS.com here.

How much are tickets?

They're priced from £25.

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