Rod Stewart Confirmed For Jools Holland’s Annual ‘Hootenanny’
Rod Stewart will be among the stars performing on this year’s Hootenanny with Jools Holland.
The presenter will be joined by his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra as well as some famous faces to welcome the start of 2024.
In addition to Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, Olivia Dean and Paul Jones will also be helping Jools bring in the New Year. Also performing will be the Sugababes, PP Arnold and Raye as well as the Mary Wallopers and Muireann Bradley.
That’s not all though as Ruby Turner will play music and the Pipes & Drums of the 1st Batallion Scot Guards will perform as usual when the New Year begins at midnight. Comedians, actors and more stars from 2023 will speak to Jools Holland as they discuss their predictions for the New Year. They’ll also talk about their resolutions for 2024.
Last year’s Hootenanny with Jools saw the likes of George Ezra, Self Esteem and Gabrielle perform. f you’d like to tune into Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2023 and see the New Year in with some famous faces, tune into the programme which will air on Sunday, 31 December at 11.30pm on BBC Two and will run until 1.35am on Monday, 1 January.
Earlier this month, Rod Stewart and Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra announced a collaborative album, Swing Fever – a sparkling 13-track salute to the timeless songs of the big band years – out February 23rd, 2024 on Warner Music. The album will be available on black vinyl, coloured vinyl, CD & digital.
Swing Fever is the realisation of conversations between Rod and Jools that began in the pandemic years, and of Rod’s dream of making an album of the songs that were, in many ways, the rock’n’roll of their day.
“I’d already started making a swing album, but it didn’t turn out how I wanted it”, Rod said in a press release. “It was more Frank Sinatra than it was Louis Prima, let’s say. So I cancelled that, and then I realised the guy I should go to is Jools. Also, our fanatical model railway enthusiasm bonded us together. So we started recording.”