The event will be shown on the BBC as Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 heroes will be greeted by 8000 supporters at the SSE Arena on August 15 with some of the biggest names in music performing
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Team GB’s Olympic heroes are to be celebrated at a concert with 8,000 fans when they return to the UK next week.
The event, due to take place on August 15 at the SSE Arena in Wembley, will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenters Greg James and Clara Amfo.
The gig itself is going to last 90 minutes, featuring performances from some of the biggest names in music including Rag’N’Bone Man, Bastille, YungBlud, Nile Rodgers and Anne-Marie.
In a statement released by the BBC, the event will “reunite Team GB with friends, family and the Great British public for the first time.”
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Amfo said of the concert: “It would be an understatement to say that the road to Tokyo 2020 has not been easy for Team GB but their dedication and passion to the sports they love has been nothing short of inspiring.
“Every single athlete deserves the very best homecoming and what better place than Wembley with these world class artists!”
James added thoughts of a similar vein, saying: “As always with the Olympics, I’ve become an expert in events I only think about every four years.
“I can’t wait to celebrate our extraordinary Team GB athletes and be in front of an actual crowd again. It has been a long time coming- it’s going to be a brilliant night.”
The evening will not only include music but also professional dancing with performances from the Rambert dance company and the English National Ballet.
Team GB currently sit fifth in the medal table having won 13 gold, 13 silvers and 13 bronzes.
They added two more golds to their medal haul on Tuesday morning as the sailors won the silverware in a dramatic hour of action. First, Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell won their medal race in the 49er class by a matter of inches, before Giles Scott repeated their heroics as he sped down the home straight to make up the places needed to win overall gold in the Finn class.