Robbie Williams, Laura Mvula, Gareth Malone and the Invictus Choir to perform at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Music stars Robbie Williams, Laura Mvula, Gareth Malone and the Invictus Choir are all set to perform at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016.

The stellar line-up will take to the stage in front of a star-studded audience, and millions watching on BBC One, live from the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 18 December (18.40).

Superstar Robbie will provide the soundtrack to a special moment in the programme which celebrates the achievements of our Olympians and Paralympians at Rio 2016.

Birmingham’s own Laura Mvula will be welcoming the audience live in the arena and watching on TV as she performs the opening number to BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Gareth Malone will be joined by the Invictus Choir in a moment dedicated to remembering those sporting icons that have sadly passed this year.
The BBC Concert Orchestra will provide the musical score to the programme throughout the evening.

Robbie said:

I’m honoured to perform in such an iconic BBC programme. It’s been a truly amazing year for sport and I can’t wait to take to the stage in Birmingham in front of such sporting heroes.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year takes place on Sunday 18 December. Tickets are on sale now priced at £45 and £25 plus admin fees. Purchase online from or by calling 0844 33 88 222. Full information available at



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