Pet Shop Boys to headline BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

BBC Radio 2 has secured Pet Shop Boys to headline its Hyde Park concert later this year.

They join Westlife, Status Quo, Clean Bandit, Bananarama, Emeli Sandé, Kelsea Ballerini and Simply Red at the gig on September 15th in London.

Zoe Ball, OJ Borg, Ken Bruce, Rylan Clark Neal, Sara Cox, Gary Davies, Vanessa Feltz, Trevor Nelson, Angela Scanlon, Jeremy Vine, Jo Whiley and Claudia Winkleman will host the event, which is also broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.

Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2, says: “Following last year’s show where pop history was made as Kylie and Jason’s duet created headlines around the globe, listeners and viewers can look forward to another unforgettable show in Hyde Park.

“We are delighted to be welcoming an incredible line-up of world-class artists and musicians who showcase the breadth of music played across BBC Radio 2. There’ll be something for everyone, including rock, pop, soul, country and dance music.

“I’m especially excited to see our headliners Pet Shop Boys perform, as they have created some of the most brilliant pop music of the past twenty-five years.”

Pet Shop Boys said: “This is the only UK show we’ll be performing this year so it’s going to be a very special one!”

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  1. Radio Geordie says

    Status Quo? I thought there was only Francis Rossi left.
    It’s a bit like Barry Gibb calling himself The Bee Gees.
    Makes no sense.

    1. Joe Smith says

      Well bearing in mind three of the current five members have been with them for 34 years, 43 years and 57 years it seems fair enough to me.

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