BBC Radio 2 has announced the performer line-up for this year’s In Concert programmes.
“Following another fantastic Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park with record breaking audiences, we’re delighted to bring listeners more world class live performances when Radio 2 In Concert returns this November. Radio 2 In Concert has always delivered on variety and 2019 will be no exception.” -Jeff Smith, Head of Music BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music
The five concerts will kick off with Stereophonics on Friday the 1st of November at 8pm. This will be followed by Jeff Lynne’s ELO on Thursday 7th November at 7pm.
On Thursday 14th November at 7pm its the turn of Craig David followed by Robbie Williams on Friday 29th November at 8pm – all from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Dido will perform the final concert of the series on Monday the 9th of December at 7pm from the Maida Vale studios.
The intimate performances will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 as well as in vision via the BBC Red Button, to be produced by BBC Studios. The performances will also be broadcast on BBC television at a later date. All performances will be available on BBC iPlayer for thirty days after transmission.
Ahead of each artist’s evening In Concert, Radio 2 listeners will be treated to special sound check tracks in Ken Bruce’s show, 9.30am-midday, as well as a post-show interview with the artist that evening. Radio 2 In Concert performances from Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Craig David and Dido will be presented by Jo Whiley. Stereophonics and Robbie Williams’ performances will be presented by Fearne Cotton.
“This season will see the BBC Radio Theatre play host to great guitar hits from Stereophonics, the iconic songs of Jeff Lynne’s ELO and the amazing entertainer Robbie Williams, we will also have hitmaker Craig David and best-selling singer songwriter Dido. That’s five of the best of the best UK artists – live on Radio 2 and BBC Red Button!” – Jeff Smith, Head of Music BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music