Kylie Minogue to headline BBC Radio 2 event


BBC Radio 2 has announced Kylie Minogue will headline its annual Live in Hyde Park event this year.

Other confirmed acts include Carrie Underwood, All Saints, Rita Ora, Lenny Kravitz, The Band of Love and Manic Street Preachers. 50,000 people are expected to attend on Sunday 9th September.

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park will be broadcast on Radio 2 from 1pm-9.30pm and live in-vision on the BBC Red Button TV channel, BBC iPlayer and via the Radio 2 website. It will be presented by Ken Bruce, Jo Whiley, Simon Mayo, Jeremy Vine, Sara Cox, Claudia Winkleman, Trevor Nelson, Gary Davies, Michael Ball, Kate Bottley, OJ Borg, Anneka Rice, Angela Scanlon, Bob Harris, Johnnie Walker, Ricky Wilson, and more.

Breakfast presenter Chris Evans is once again notably absent from presenting duties.

Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2, says: ‘Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park is one of the highlights in our musical calendar. Each year we aim to give the audience a very special show which reflects the diversity and range of the music we play on Radio 2. This year we go from one of country music’s most popular artists, Carrie Underwood through to a unique set of disco hits performed by an award-winning folk stars ‘supergroup’, The Band of Love. There’ll be the legendary rock of Lenny Kravitz, cool pop from All Saints, contemporary hitmaker Rita Ora and one of the UK’s finest bands, Manic Street Preachers and I can’t wait to welcome one of Radio 2 listeners best-loved artists to Hyde Park – Kylie Minogue.’

Kylie says: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be headlining BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park this year. I can’t wait to get on that famous stage and celebrate a golden year with the audience.’

Past performers have included include Take That, Shania Twain, Blondie, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Sir Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, LeAnn Rimes and The Corrs.

Kylie will be the second female headliner at a BBC event at Hyde Park that weekend, as Gladys Knight will be topping the bill at BBC Proms in the Park on Saturday 8th September.

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