Cliff Richard has agreed to do a concert for BBC Radio 2 listeners as part of the In Concert series organised by the station.
Sir Cliff, who recently won a privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home, says: “With my first album of entirely new material in 14 years due to be released in November, I can’t wait to play some of the new tracks and of course will also include classic favourites for fans later this year.”
Other artists on the bill are Paul Weller, Boy George and Culture Club, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandéll, all performing at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.
Jeff Smith, Head of Music, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, says: “2018 has been a bumper year of live music for Radio 2, and I believe we will continue that with our stellar line-up for In Concert, featuring some of the world’s best-loved musicians.
“The universal appeal of Ed’s music makes him perfect for Radio 2 In Concert. Boy George is an iconic artist who, with Culture Club, enjoyed global success, and I know that our audience will be excited to listen and watch them perform live. Emeli has become a firm favourite with Radio 2 listeners, and entertained thousands of fans in Perth earlier this year. Cliff has been entertaining audiences for decades, and I’m delighted that this year, he is able to make his Radio 2 In Concert debut.”
Radio 2 in Concert is a yearly series of live performances which in previous years has featured artists including Paloma Faith, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Van Morrison, Take That and Kylie Minogue.