BBC to host special 60th anniversary Concert of Eurovision Song Contest

BBC One is hosting a special concert to mark the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The event will take place at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London and will feature an array of iconic performances from throughout the Eurovision Song Contest’s colourful 60 year history.

The UK’s Eurovision presenter Graham Norton and ESC 2013 host, Sweden’s Petra Mede will co-host the show, which as well as featuring a number of both classic and contemporary acts will also feature surprise guests.

“I love Eurovision and am honoured to be co-hosting this special show,” said host Graham Norton.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 60 years of the greatest song contest in the world!”

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One added: “We are delighted that the EBU has given BBC One the honour of kick-starting the 60th anniversary celebrations and welcoming these iconic Eurovision performers to the UK and into people’s homes once more.”

The concert will take place on Tuesday 31st March and will be broadcast on BBC One shortly afterwards.

Updated: Monday 9 February 2015