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8 September 2023

Rick Astley, Emeli Sandé, Simply Red and Texas are first acts announced for this year’s Magic of Christmas show

Magic of Christmas will be delighting audiences at The London Palladium once again this year on Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm


The famed Magic Radio event always kicks off the festive season in style and this year is no exception as once again a magical night with the UK’s biggest music stars promises incredible live music and performances to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Taking to that iconic Palladium stage this year will be Read All About It singer Emeli Sandé. Emeli is releasing her fifth album, How Were We To Know, in November having recently delighted fans of that incredible voice with the first single from that album – There For You.

Pop legend Rick Astley will also be appearing at the Palladium, fresh from his Glastonbury dominating performance on the festival’s legendary Pyramid Stage. Magic of Christmas show-goers will be able to hear Rick ahead of the start of his UK headline tour which sees him play arenas across the UK throughout 2024.

Also on the line-up are soul legends Simply Red – one of the UK’s most enduring and successful bands. Sixty million album sales worldwide and 1.8 billion streams speak to a band consistently at the top of their game, delighting audiences everywhere thanks to frontman Mick Hucknall’s incredible vocals.

Joining them will be Texas who recently announced a 2024 arena tour following the recent release of greatest hits album Texas: The Very Best Of 1989-2023. The 24 tracks contained on the album highlight the versatility and musicianship of one of Scotland’s most successful groups.

Listen to Magic Radio Breakfast with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott for more acts and hosts still to be announced.

Speaking about the event, Magic Radio host Harriet Scott said, “Is it really that time of year again already?! Magic of Christmas is such an incredible event that really kick starts the festive season. Our listeners have already been telling us how much they are looking forward to it. I can’t wait to reveal all the other acts joining our already stellar line-up. First though, I’m off to taste test the mince pies! I’m so looking forward to Magic Radio bringing all the Christmas feels to The London Palladium.’


Tickets for Magic of Christmas are on sale now at





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