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The Capital Weekender with Ministry of Sound 10pm - 5am
From 16,000 hit music fans filling the O2 Arena to how many miles of cables are used backstage, we've got all the facts you NEED to know about the #CapitalJBB.
It's one of the biggest weekends in the calendar for pop music fans, and it's always a sell out crowd with 16,000 lucky people managing to get tickets per night. There's never an empty seat at the Jingle Bell Ball!
Yes, the O2 took the title from New York's Madison Square Garden back in 2008, and what better venue for such an amazing show?! Picture: Derek Bremner
Of course, you guys want to see and hear ALL of the action, and that comes with a LOT of technical know how and a massive 50 MILES of cables to make sure you guys don't miss a second! Picture: Derek Bremner
From presenters to engineers and catering crew, it takes a BIG team to ensure that an event of this scale goes off without a hitch - and there will be 800 people on hand on the day to make everything run smoothly. Picture: Capital
Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-cola is thirsty work! Everyone from the artists to the crew need to keep hydrated, so the crates of water are brought in for the weekend. Picture: Capital
When you're broadcasting live across the whole weekend and building an entire stage set, you need a LOT of equipment to pull it all off! Picture: Capital
The 20 Jingle Bell Ball acts will take their turn on the red carpet before performing for you - but you never know if there might be a surprise artist or two turn up on the night. It's the #CapitalJBB, you never know WHAT's going to happen! Picture: Capital
That's a LOT of electricity needed to run all the lights, sound systems and everything else at an event of this scale! Picture: Derek Bremner
It's all hush-hush for now, but the artists' green room will be packed full of pampering stations for the stars and food and drinks galore. Can we come and hang out here, please? Picture: Derek Bremner