Jools' Annual Hootenanny 2010/11

31 December, 2010 at 22:09 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

It's New Year's Eve and that can only mean one thing. Jools is back to guide us through the great and the good of music whilst simultaneously counting down to midnight. New Year's would be nothing without a good Hootenanny.

Sidepodcast F1: Seeing in the New Year with Jools Holland

Credit: Chris Boland / Distant Cloud Photography

Seeing in the New Year with Jools Holland

Keep your eyes peeled for any random F1 personalities in the audience. Last year we were surprised to spot Ron Dennis enjoying a good ol' knees up, so who will the BBC persuade to join in this evening? Although of course it wasn't actually recorded this evening, but that's all part of the fun. Just wait until the clock strikes 12 and everyone struggles to remember to say "this year" instead of "next year."

If you're ready to party, then I'll be cracking open the Factbyte Factbox at about 10:30pm GMT, and I believe Mr Holland gets his gig started at 11pm.

Don't forget to break out your drinking games, too. Like, take a DRINK! whenever Al Murray says Hootenanny in a strange high-pitched voice, instead of answering the question. Or DRINK! whenever Roland Riveron appears. It's going to be a good evening, and I'm honoured to be welcoming in 2011 with you all.

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