Jingle Bell Ball
|Festival concert by Global|
|Venue||The O2 Arena, London|
The Jingle Bell Ball is a concert held every year in December, by the Global Radio-owned Capital network at The O2 Arena. Artists that have headlined the ball are Janet Jackson, Taylor Swift, Take That, The Black Eyed Peas, Cheryl Cole, Girls Aloud, Jessie J, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Pink. Other notable acts who have performed at the Ball include Little Mix, One Direction, Bruno Mars, JLS, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, The Pussycat Dolls, Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah, David Guetta, Years & Years, Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, The Wanted, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Calvin Harris and The Vamps. A portion of ticket sales profit is donated to Global's Make Some Noise, Capital's flagship charity, formerly known as Help a Capital Child and Help a London Child.
|Saturday 6 December|
The 2009 event was held over two nights for the first time.
|Saturday 5 December||Sunday 6 December|
The 2010 event was again held over two nights.
|Saturday 4 December||Sunday 5 December|
Cee Lo Green was originally scheduled to perform on the Saturday, however, due to bad weather, his flight was rescheduled to the next day and he performed on the Sunday.
Tickets for the concert on Saturday were released on 31 October 2011 at 08:00 and sold out in just over three hours.
|Saturday 3 December||Sunday 4 December|
The 2012 event took place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2012.
Saturday 8 December
Sunday 9 December
Little Mix performed as a three-piece, as member Perrie Edwards was unwell. Capital Breakfast presenters Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon hosted the ball on both nights. For the first time, televised highlights of the event were shown on Capital TV.
The 2013 Jingle Bell Ball was held at The O2 Arena on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2013.
Saturday 7 December
Sunday 8 December
On Saturday night, Katy Perry was the main headliner with Tinie Tempah and Olly Murs as supporting headliners. On Sunday, Lady Gaga was the main headliner alongside Dizzee Rascal and Jessie J supporting. Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon (Capital Breakfast Hosts) hosted the ball on both nights, alongside Pandora. Meanwhile, Rich Clarke, Kat Shoob, The Bassman and Greg Burns hosted on the radio throughout both nights.
The first tickets for the show were given away as part of Global's first ever Make Some Noise day on 8 October 2014 although at the time the dates for the event were not confirmed. It was later revealed that the dates were 6 and 7 December 2014. It was confirmed on Capital FM on 20 October that the Jingle Bell Ball would be returning, sponsored by major supermarket chain Morrisons. All information on the ball was announced on 3 November 2014. It was held at London's O2 Arena on 6 and 7 December 2014, with acts such as OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Jessie J performing. British boy band Take That headlined on the Saturday while worldwide sensation and American country star Taylor Swift headlined on the Sunday. Tickets for general release went on sale on Friday 7 November. Tickets for both dates sold out in under an hour, which is a record. 5 Seconds of Summer performed at the event as a three-piece as band member Michael Clifford was unable to fly out due to the loss of his passport.
Saturday 6 December
Sunday 7 December
(Saturday 6th December 2014)
(Sunday 7th December 2014)
Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon revealed that 2015's event will once again be hosted at London's O2 Arena on Saturday 5 December and Sunday 6 December during Capital Breakfast on Monday 2 November 2015. For the first time since 2013, the sponsors were Coca-Cola. Tickets were released on 6 November, with pre-sales occurring in the week leading up to it. Both headliners were announced on Friday 6 November on Capital Breakfast. On Monday 23 November, Tinie Tempah and Katy B were added to the lineup, whilst Carly Rae Jepsen was added the following day. Ariana Grande was supposed to perform on the Saturday but withdrew for unknown reasons. Marvin Humes confirmed via Twitter he was doing a pre-show DJ Set on both days. On December 5, Coldplay were the headliners and Justin Bieber was the headliner on December 6.
Saturday 5 December
Sunday 6 December
(Saturday 5th December 2015)
(Sunday 6th December 2015)
The first group of acts for the 2016 shows were announced on November 7, 2016 & November 8, 2016. Tickets went on sale on Thursday 10 November at 8am and sold out in less than an hour. More acts were revealed on Monday 28 November & Tuesday 29 November. Capital FM confirmed via Twitter that Marvin Humes would open night one. Videos of the weekend were put on Capital FM's YouTube channel.
Saturday 3 December
Sunday 4 December
(Saturday 3rd December)
(Sunday 4th December)
Most popular performers
Bold indicates they headlined a night of ball that year.
|Number of Appearances||Artist||Years Appeared|
*as a member of The Wanted
|2010 (Both nights)*, 2011*, 2012*, 2015, 2016|
|5||Little Mix||2012, 2013, 2015 (both nights), 2016|
|Olly Murs||2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|4||Calvin Harris||2011, 2012, 2015, 2016|
|Jessie J||2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Jason Derulo||2010, 2011, 2013, 2015|
|JLS||2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
|The Saturdays||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|The Script||2008, 2010, 2012, 2014|
|The Vamps||2013, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|The Wanted||2010 (both nights), 2011, 2012|
|Tinie Tempah||2010, 2012, 2013, 2015|
|3||Ellie Goulding||2013, 2015, 2016|
|Rizzle Kicks||2011, 2012, 2013|
|Union J||2013, 2014 (both nights)|
|Sigma||2014, 2015, 2016|
|2||Alexandra Burke||2009, 2010|
|Clean Bandit||2014, 2016|
|Craig David||2008, 2016|
|Dizzee Rascal||2009, 2013|
|Ed Sheeran||2011, 2014|
|Ella Eyre||2013, 2014|
|Flo Rida||2009, 2010|
|James Arthur||2013, 2016|
|Jedward||2009 (both nights)|
|Jess Glynne||2014, 2015|
|Lady Gaga||2009, 2013|
|Louisa Johnson||2016 (both nights)|
|One Direction||2011, 2012|
|Pixie Lott||2009, 2011|
|Sam Smith||2013, 2014|
|Taio Cruz||2009, 2010|
|Years & Years||2015, 2016|
The event went live across the nine station Capital radio network for the first time in 2011. The build-up was presented by James 'The Bassman' Bassam, Greg Burns, Will Cozens and Rich Clarke. James Barr was on air during the Jingle Bell Ball with Luke Smith on the after party. Roberto/Neil Williams presented online interactive content whilst Kat Shoob was a backstage reporter.
The first concert in 2008 was sponsored by Zavvi. In 2009 Windows 7 became the sponsor, in conjunction with the buildup for the operating system's launch. The sponsorship continued until 2011. During their sponsorship of the event, prizes including thousands of tickets to the ball, laptops, holidays, games consoles, smartphones and money were given away on air.
In 2012, BlackBerry sponsored the concert in a last-minute deal. In 2013, the event was sponsored by Coca-Cola. In 2014, Morrisons emerged as the new sponsor. In 2015 and 2016, Coca-Cola was the sponsor of the event again.
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- Jingle Bell Ball at Capital