This September will see the return of the eagerly anticipated Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park show, which is now into its sixth outing. This promises to be one of the highlights of the summer in London and is the perfect way to send off the season.
Taking part this time around – as with every year – are some of the biggest names in the world, alongside the network’s best-loved presenters including the likes of Jo Whiley and Chris Evans.
Headlining the concert will be the legendary Motown R&B singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson. He has been making killer tracks for over half a century now, so people would be foolish to miss out on seeing him in action.
That’s not all, as the September 8th gig will also see plenty of other stars take to the stage including Simple Minds, Jack Johnson, Texas, Jamie Cullum, Manic Street Preachers and James Blunt to complete a remarkable lineup.
Head of music at Radio 2 and 6 Music Jeff Smith commented: “It’s great to have Radio 2 back live in Hyde Park, in the heart of the capital joined by world famous artists who reflect the breadth and diversity of the network’s output.”
For the first time the extravaganza will have two stages. There will be the main stage where all of the biggest names will be performing, but there will also be a BBC Introducing Stage where the station will host some up and coming talent. More details about the acts involved will be announced nearer the time.
People will be able to get their hands on tickets for the exciting day of music from as little as £36.35, while children between the ages of three and 13 can be admitted for £11.35.
Getting to the venue shouldn’t provide too many problems for people staying in London hotels as it is situated close to a number of tube stops including Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate.