Global is bringing together its 23.2 million listeners today to raise money for its charity, Make Some Noise.
All output on all stations – Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Smooth, Capital XTRA, XFM and Gold is full of events, celebrity guests and prizes.
Stars such as Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Olly Murs, Ariana Grande, David Guetta, Sam Smith, The Vamps and Alfie Boe are also helping to spread the word.
Here are some of the events so far:
The Capital London breakfast show with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon was at The Shard with Taylor Swift. Lisa Snowdon had to wash the windows on the top floor of The Shard, after she lost the fundraising battle against Dave Berry – a challenge set by Taylor Swift.
On Heart, Jenni Falconer launched the 12-hour ‘Bike Some Noise’ challenge for Global’s Make Some Noise. Jenni will be joined by fellow Heart presenters including Jamie Theakston, Emma Bunton, Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis, plus special guests and 22 local champions – each with a special connection to the charities Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting.
They will all be cycling the equivalent of the 874-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, on the roof of Global’s London studios in Leicester Square. Each cyclist will help power a sound system to keep Heart’s ‘More Music Variety’ playing all day long.
Classic FM has gathered stars including Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe along with Classic FM presenters including Myleene Klass, Alexander Armstrong, Aled Jones and John Suchet to record a single for Global’s Make Some Noise. The piece, entitled Steadfast, has been composed by Classic FM’s Howard Goodall and will be recorded today at Air Studios.
XFM has marshalled some of the biggest names in music for Global’s Make Some Noise. Their exclusive Evening with Noel Gallagher sold out within a minute of going on sale this week but there are still a few tickets up for grabs today. There is also a very special treat for all Kasabian fans.
And dozens of events are taking place in the regions too. Keep an eye on #makesomenoise on Twitter to see more.
One hundred per cent of all donations will go to Global’s Make Some Noise. The money will support projects that help children and young people affected by illness, disability, bereavement or lack of opportunity, across the country.