BBC commissions Rock of All Ages with Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and rapper Lady Leshurr.
Kemp and Leshurr will form two bands and mentor them so they are good enough to play at an iconic music festival and fit in with the rest of the musicians.
The twist is that the musicians forming the band will all be over the age of 65.
Kemp and Leshurr will search the UK for the best amateur musicians, from singers, to guitarists, to drummers, and will show that talent can shine at any age.
The mentors will call upon other famous faces to help get advice that will inspire their new recruits.
Both bands will have a final head-to-head performance in front of thousands of music fans and the band that elicits the biggest cheers will be declared the winner.
Martin Kemp commented: “I’ve been involved in music and bands since I was 16 years old, from a school punk band called The Defects, playing to just a few friends in small pubs and clubs, to Spandau Ballet.”
“I can’t wait to share that experience with the lucky few who make it into my band... who for whatever reason, their rock dreams didn’t quite happen. I’m so excited to give them a chance of a lifetime to make those dreams come true!”
Lady Leshurr added: “I’m super excited to be involved in Rock Of All Ages and cannot wait to get out there to start my search for the best musical talent the UK has to offer.
“Our band members will prove that age is no barrier and that no matter how old you are you can achieve anything you set your mind to.”
The air date of the four-part series will be confirmed at a later date.