Fans Arrive At London's O2 Arena For Day One Of Jingle Bell Ball 2012

8 December 2012, 17:01 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Hundreds of excited fans are heading into the Arena ready for today's all-star event.

Fans have started pouring into London's O2 Arena this evening ready for the first night of this weekend's Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2012.

The Capital FM event officially kicks off today (8th December) with 'Hottest Girl In The World' four-piece JLS set to open the first day of the Ball in just a few hours time.

Hundreds of fans have now started queuing at the O2 Arena ready to take their seats for tonight's event, which will see some of the biggest names in pop taking to the stage.

The likes of Bruno Mars, Cheryl Cole, One Direction and JLS are all set to perform over the course of this evening, where around 16,000 screaming fans are expected to make the launch of this year's Jingle Bell Ball a night to remember.

Other big-name artists also performing on the day one line-up of the Ball include Lawson, Little Mix, Rizzle Kicks and The Script.

Check out a picture of London's O2 Arena today ahead of the launch of the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball below:

The Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2012 will then continue tomorrow (9th December) with a second day line-up including artists such as Girls Aloud, Pink, The Wanted, Calvin Harris, Example, Rita Ora and Conor Maynard.

Keep your eyes and ears on the ball by visiting our special Jingle Bell Ball area as we come live from this year's event across the weekend.

You can see all the latest news, pictures, interviews and watch this year's performances on - follow the action in real time on our live blog.

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