Jingle Bell Ball

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Jingle Bell Ball
Festival concert by Global
Jingle Bell Ball logo.png
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.[1]

2008[edit]

It was held over one night – 8 December. David Smyth of the Evening Standard rated it three stars, saying it was "too quick to be boring but too superficial to stick in the mind".[2]

Saturday 6 December

Rihanna
The Pussycat Dolls
Boyzone
Will Young
The Script
The Saturdays
Anastacia
Craig David
Sugababes
Lemar
Alphabeat
Scouting for Girls
Enrique Iglesias
James Blunt
James Morrison
Gabriella Cilmi

2009[edit]

The 2009 event was held over two nights for the first time.

Saturday 5 December Sunday 6 December

Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Noisettes
Taio Cruz
Tinchy Stryder
JLS
Pixie Lott
Chipmunk
Sugababes
The Saturdays
Westlife
N-Dubz

Surprise Guests
Jedward

Shakira
Janet Jackson
Backstreet Boys
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
The Veronicas
Flo Rida
Esmée Denters
Metro Station
Agnes
Ne-Yo
La Roux
Alesha Dixon

Surprise Guests
Jedward

2010[edit]

The 2010 event was again held over two nights.

Saturday 4 December Sunday 5 December

The Black Eyed Peas
Taio Cruz
Alexandra Burke
McFly
Jason Derulo
Duffy
Olly Murs
Nicole Scherzinger
The Script
The Wanted

Kylie Minogue
Tinie Tempah
Example
Labrinth
Jay Sean
The Saturdays
Scouting for Girls
Flo Rida
Cee Lo Green
JLS
Akon
The Wanted

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.

2011[edit]

The 2011 event was again held over two nights with Capital announcing them on 28 October. Capital also confirmed that Olly Murs would be the first act for the Saturday performance that same day.

Tickets for the concert on Saturday were released on 31 October 2011 at 08:00 and sold out in just over three hours.[3]

Saturday 3 December Sunday 4 December

Rihanna
The Wanted
Labrinth
Pixie Lott
Jason Derulo
Olly Murs
Calvin Harris

Surprise Guests
Rizzle Kicks

Jessie J
JLS
The Saturdays
Emeli Sandé
Wretch 32
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Professor Green

Surprise Guests
James Morrison

2012[edit]

The 2012 event took place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2012.

Saturday 8 December

Sunday 9 December

Bruno Mars
Cheryl Cole
One Direction
Rizzle Kicks
Little Mix
Lawson
JLS
The Script

Surprise Guests
Will.i.am

P!nk
Girls Aloud
The Wanted
Conor Maynard
Calvin Harris
Rita Ora
Example

Surprise Guests
Tinie Tempah

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.

2013[edit]

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

Katy Perry
Tinie Tempah
Olly Murs
Disclosure
Ellie Goulding
Union J
James Arthur
Rizzle Kicks
Naughty Boy

Pre-Show Acts
DJ Fresh
Little Nikki

Surprise Guests
Elyar Fox
ShezAr
Tanika
Sam Smith
John Martin
Eliza Doolittle
Aluna Francis
Sasha Keable

Lady Gaga
Dizzee Rascal
Jessie J
Jason Derulo
Rudimental
Lawson
Little Mix
The Vamps
John Newman

Pre-Show Acts
Marvin Humes
Little Nikki

Surprise Guests
Elyar Fox
Ella Eyre
Foxes

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.

Headliner's Setlist[edit]

2014[edit]

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

Take That
OneRepublic
Olly Murs
The Script
Union J
Ella Henderson
The Vamps
Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Marvin Humes

Taylor Swift
Ed Sheeran
Jessie J
Sam Smith
5 Seconds of Summer
Sigma
Rixton
Fuse ODG
Union J

Surprise Guests

Daniel Pearce
Ella Eyre

Setlist[edit]

(Saturday 6th December 2014)[edit]

(Sunday 7th December 2014)[edit]

2015[edit]

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

Coldplay
Jason Derulo
David Guetta
Little Mix
Years & Years
Jess Glynne
Nathan Sykes
Tinie Tempah & Katy B
Fleur East
WSTRN

Justin Bieber
Little Mix
Calvin Harris
Ellie Goulding
Nick Jonas
Sigma
Charlie Puth
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Vamps
Grace

Surprise Guest

Ella Henderson

Setlist[edit]

(Saturday 5th December 2015)[edit]

(Sunday 6th December 2015)[edit]

2016[edit]

The first group of acts for the 2016 shows were announced on November 7, 2016 & November 8, 2016.[4] Tickets went on sale on Thursday 10 November at 8am and sold out in less than an hour.[5] 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[6]

Sunday 4 December[7]

Little Mix
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Dua Lipa
Louisa Johnson
Nathan Sykes
Craig David
Sigala
Clean Bandit
Calum Scott
Anne-Marie
Sean Paul

Pre-Show Acts

Marvin Humes

Surprise Guests

Imani
Bryn Christopher

Ellie Goulding
Shawn Mendes
Martin Garrix
DNCE
The Vamps
Louisa Johnson
Jonas Blue
Years & Years
James Arthur
Sigma

Pre-Show Acts

Marvin Humes

Surprise Guests

Dakota
Raye
JP Cooper
Birdy
Bebe Rexha

Setlist[edit]

(Saturday 3rd December)[edit]

(Sunday 4th December)[edit]

Most popular performers[edit]

Reference:[8][edit]

Bold indicates they headlined a night of ball that year.

Number of Appearances Artist Years Appeared
6 Nathan Sykes
*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
Example 2010, 2012
Flo Rida 2009, 2010
James Arthur 2013, 2016
Jedward 2009 (both nights)
Jess Glynne 2014, 2015
Labrinth 2010, 2011
Lawson 2012, 2013
Lady Gaga 2009, 2013
Louisa Johnson 2016 (both nights)
One Direction 2011, 2012
Pixie Lott 2009, 2011
Rihanna 2008, 2011
Sam Smith 2013, 2014
Sugababes 2008, 2009
Taio Cruz 2009, 2010
will.i.am 2010, 2012
Years & Years 2015, 2016

Radio presenters[edit]

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.

Sponsors[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Copsey, Robert (25 October 2010). "The Script, Peas for 'Jingle Bell' gig". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Smyth, David (11 December 2008). "Pop stars parade in Jingle Bell Ball". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jingle Bell Ball Day One Tickets Sell Out". Capital. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Capital FM". Facebook. 
  5. ^ "Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016 Is Now Sold Out". Capital FM. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Who's On The Jingle Bell Ball Lineup?". Capital FM. 
  7. ^ "Who's On The Jingle Bell Ball Lineup?". Capital FM. 
  8. ^ "Jingle Bell Ball Line-Up: The 29 Most Popular Performers (2008 - 2015)". Capital. 

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