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The summer festival has gone virtual and will instead share clips of some of the best acts throughout the years in a live event
Capital FM have announced a virtual music performance will replace the cancelled live event that was due to take place in June.
Hosted by Roman Kemp, fans will be able to tune in to the event called Best of Summertime Ball on May 16.
Celebrating 11 years of the enormous summer festival, the Capital team will unveil some of the most iconic acts throughout the years and also feature some new interviews with artists.
Among the performances that fans can watch are acts from One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
The 2-hour live celebration comes after festival bosses were forced to cancel this year’s Summertime Ball because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking about the upcoming live event, Roman Kemp urged fans to tune in for the exciting virtual show.
“There’s something so special about Capital’s Summertime Ball – the fans, the amazing atmosphere as 80,000 listeners party along to their favourite artists on a summer’s day, and of course the incredible performances from the world’s biggest stars,” he reminisced.
“We hope you’ll all join us from home as we relive the best of Capital’s Summertime Ball live – it’s going to be an incredible show celebrating 11 years of the most iconic moments from the UK’s biggest summer party!”
Capital’s Summertime Ball was set to take place at Wembley Stadium on June 6.
The enormous event usually welcomes around 80,000 festival goers and includes a day brimming with live acts.
However, organisers were forced to pull the plug on the event even before tickets went on sale because of the pandemic.
Speaking at the time of the news, bosses said they were ‘gutted’ about the decision.
Read More Showbiz editor’s picks Read More Showbiz editor’s picks “We’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel Capital’s Summertime Ball 2020.
“We’re gutted to do this and we haven’t taken the decision lightly but it’s best to do this now before putting any tickets on sale.
“We’ll be returning to the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next year with an even bigger show.”
The Summertime Ball is one of many live events – including Glastonbury – that have been postponed this year because of the ongoing crisis.
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