Preston chosen as the city for Radio 2 in the Park 2024

BBC Radio 2 is heading to the Lancashire city of Preston for this year’s Radio 2 in the Park event.

The station will take over Moor Park on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, as revealed this morning by Gaby Roslin on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

The full artist line-up will be revealed in early June, and tickets will go on sale shortly after.

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2 says: “I’m delighted that this year’s Radio 2 in the Park will take place in Preston. Following last year’s epic extravaganza in Leicester, we can’t wait to head north with our fantastic family of Radio 2 presenters, as well as some of the most loved music artists on the planet, to party with the good people of Lancashire!”

Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive at Preston City Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the BBC to Preston with Radio 2’s flagship live music event, Radio 2 In the Park.

“As this year’s host city, we’re really excited to be staging two jam-packed days, full of incredible live performances from some of the music world’s biggest stars. This is a brilliant coup for Preston and will be a huge boost for the city. We can’t wait to hear who the line-up is for this year and to welcome thousands of Radio 2 listeners to proud Preston!”

Preston hosted BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2007, and last year Radio 2 in the Park was held in Victoria Park in Leicester featuring headliners Tears for Fears and Kylie Minogue, who performed her world exclusive full concert performance for the first time in four years.

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