The One & Only Chesney Hawkes, and supergroup Boyzlife, will guarantee the Capital a rocking day out on January 1st, when they are among the headliners at London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2024, one of the World’s great street spectaculars.
West Ham fan & music man Chesney, who had one of the biggest hits of the 90’s, (The One & Only), will be jetting in from his home in LA for one of his biggest performances in recent years.
‘The One & Only’ remained at No.1 for no less than 5 weeks in 1991.
Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, morphed from Boyzone and Westlife respectively, are warming up for a major tour performing before one of the biggest audiences of their illustrious careers.
More than 250,000 spectators are expected to pack the 2-mile route from Green Park to the Palace of Westminster, with millions more joining live on TV around the World.
Chesney joins 8,000 performers from numerous nations and diverse communities, who will dance, sing, and play the day away. The line-up will include entries from around 20 London boroughs who compete for substantial donations for their mayoral charities.
Parade organisers, Destination Events, has donated millions of pounds to charities across London, aiding hundreds of mayoral charities with donations and enhanced profiles.
Joe Bone, Director of the parade said: “We are going to party like it’s 2024, and to have such a top talent with Chesney Boyzlife leading the way, is going to be the icing on the cake.
“We always have a blast on New Year’s Day, but this time round promises to be the biggest and best yet.”
Huge giant inflatables, a myriad of performance and community groups will be joined by a phalanx of the very best in American marching bands and cheeleaders.
Twelve Noon is the start time, near Green Park station, before the parade heads down to Piccadilly Circus, turns left down Regent St St James’, left along Cockspur St to Trafalgar Sq, then right into Whitehall then through to Parliament Square.
Although the event is entirely self-financing, a recent Economic Impact Report has estimated that the event generates around £200m to the London economy each year with the hospitality, retail, and hotel sectors reaping much of the benefit.
Hundreds of thousands of freestanding places are available along the miles of barriers but the 4,000 grandstand seats are already sold out.
Some VIP seats, to include full hospitality, with a range of quality food and beverages (including prosecco), goody bags and blankets, are still available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk