New programmes at Absolute Radio include an exclusive programme behind the scenes with Muse on their Drones tour.
It’s part of a new summer weekend schedule which also includes extended request shows fronted by Claire Sturgess.
Claire will now host two extended request shows every weekend, from 5-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said: “The summer schedule is going to make weekends even more special on Absolute Radio. We’re giving our listeners even more control over what they hear on the station and it’s the perfect holiday or barbecue soundtrack. It’s the most interactive and socially-engaged show on the radio station and Claire is the perfect host”.
Leona Graham is back to host the Absolute Classic Rock Party at 8pm every Saturday, and Danielle Perry will continue with her Sunday Night Music Club with Q Magazine from 8pm with new music and more live tracks from some of the summer’s gigs and festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival.
The station returns once again to the festival as the official radio partner, broadcasting live all weekend with artist interviews and live, uninterrupted stage sets from the line-up. Pete Donaldson, Sarah Champion, Danielle Perry and Andy Bush will bring all of the latest backstage gossip every day, taking to the air on the Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday.
On Thursday 28th April at 9pm, Danielle Perry will be go behind the scenes on the Drones tour featuring exclusive interviews with Muse who’ll reflect on their latest album and life on the road. The two hour documentary will showcase live tracks from their O2 gigs plus some of the songs which have inspired them.