BBC Radio 2’s replacement for Proms in the Park and Live in Hyde Park this year will take place online and the line-up has just been announced by Zoe Ball.
Sheryl Crow, Craig David, Erasure, Sir Tom Jones, The Killers, John Legend, McFly, Gregory Porter, The Pretenders and Nile Rodgers & CHIC feat. Rebecca Ferguson will perform exclusively for Radio 2 Live at Home which will be broadcast on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September across radio, TV and online.
On Saturday 12 September, Jo Whiley will host Radio 2 Live at Home on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds from 7-8pm, Rylan Clark-Neal will host from 8-9pm and Fearne Cotton from 9-10pm. Saturday’s show will feature music from The Pretenders, Gregory Porter, Sir Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers & CHIC featuring Rebecca Ferguson and Sheryl Crow.
On Sunday 13 September, Trevor Nelson will front the show on Radio 2 from 7-8pm, passing the baton to Sara Cox from 8-9pm and Zoe Ball from 9-10pm. Sunday’s programme will include music from McFly, John Legend, The Killers, Erasure and Craig David.
Some artists’ performances will be recorded at their homes in America whilst all UK performances will be filmed at Radio 2’s Live At Home stage in the British countryside. All performances will be available to listen to on BBC Sounds and will also broadcast on BBC iPlayer from 8am on Saturday 12th September and available to watch for one month after transmission.
Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2, says: “Radio 2 Live At Home will celebrate some of our favourite artists performing in the great outdoors, as well as offering the opportunity to relive some classic sets from our Festival in a Day from years gone by. Who wouldn’t want to relive Jeff Lynne’s amazement at 55,000 people singing along as ELO performed their first full set in 27 years, or Kylie’s impromptu reunion with Jason Donovan on stage for a unique performance of Especially for You.”
The weekend culminates with a special one hour programme on Sunday 13th September on BBC Two, presented by Jo Whiley and Trevor Nelson and featuring highlights from all Radio 2 Live at Home performances.
Radio 2 Live at Home is produced in collaboration with BBC Live Events, led by Rhys Hughes, Head of Live Music & Events, BBC Popular Music.