Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park - 2017

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Blondie20170910

Tony Blackburn and Jo Whiley introduce Blondie.

Pioneers of the early new-wave and punk scenes in the 70s, Blondie went from the underground to top of the pops by the early 80s. Well known for mixing disco, pop, rap and reggae into their sound - it was a formula that earned them massive success, going on to sell more than 40 million albums around the world. They were the first act to have UK Number 1 singles in the 70s, 80s and 90s - with six chart topping tracks. Inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, they are the next act to take to the Hyde Park stage, introduced by Jo Whiley and Tony Blackburn.

Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic, a special edition of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Emeli Sande20170910

Jeremy Vine and Jo Whiley introduce soulful songstress Emeli Sande.

Emeli Sande made her musical debut in 2009 on a track by rapper, Chipmunk. She released her first solo single in 2011, has had three number 1s and has won a string of awards including 4 Brits and 2 Ivor Novellos. She's sung for President Obama, and gave memorable performances at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. Jeremy Vine joins Jo Whiley to introduce Emeli onto the Hyde Park stage.

Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic, a special edition of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Festival In A Day20170915

Stand-out moments from Radio 2's Festival In A Day.

Festival In A Day20171231

Some of the highlights from an amazing weekend of live music presented by Jo Whiley.

James Blunt20170910

Clare Balding introduces multi-million-selling artist James Blunt live in Hyde Park.

James Blunt's breakthrough success happened in 2005 with his number one single 'You're Beautiful' from his debut album 'Back to Bedlam'. Since then, this former British Army officer has sold more than 20 million albums and 13 million singles around the world. Before he heads back on the road to tour his fifth studio album, he takes to the stage in Hyde Park.

Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic, a special edition of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Rick Astley20170910

80s favourite Rick Astley entertains the Hyde Park crowds. Introduced by Claudia Winkleman

Rick Astley started his career as Pete Waterman's tea-boy... learning how to make pop-hits in the studios of PWL. His debut single, Never Gonna Give you Up, spent 5 weeks at the top of the UK chart, made number 1 in 25 countries and became the best selling track of 1987. 30 years on he's recently celebrated yet another number one album and takes to the Hyde Park stage as part of Radio 2's Festival in a Day.
Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic, a special edition of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Seth Lakeman & Wildwood Kin20170910

The newest folk super-group takes to the Hyde Park stage.

Devon-born Seth has won two Radio 2 Folk Awards for his solo work, as well as gaining a Mercury Nomination for his 2005 album Kitty Jay. He is joined by fellow West country musicians Wildwood Kin, who were nominated for the Radio 2 Young Folk award in 2015, and have since established themselves as a highlight of the festival scene. Jo Whiley and folk fan Simon Mayo introduce them onto stage.
Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic and features such as special editions of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Shania Twain20170910

Queen of country pop Shania Twain takes to the stage.

Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain was born in Ontario, Canada, and fought her way to the top of the Country music world to become one of the best-selling artists of all time. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and producer with an unmistakable voice she has no less than 5 Grammys under her belt, as well as an incredible 90 million albums sold worldwide - including the best-selling studio album by a female artist of all time. Radio 2's 'King of Country' Bob Harris introduces Shania Twain onto the Hyde Park stage, for her first UK appearance in 13 years.

Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic, a special edition of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Stereophonics20170910

Host Jo Whiley is joined on stage by Michael Ball to introduce the opening act.

Radio 2's Festival in a day returns to Hyde Park. Host Jo Whiley is joined on stage by Michael Ball to introduce the opening act. Welsh rock band Stereophonics are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their debut album Word Gets Around, which was released in August 1997 and charted at number 6 in the UK. They kick off today's main stage line up at Hyde Park. Other entertainment on the day includes a live DJ set from Ana Matronic and features such as special editions of Popmaster, with Ken Bruce pitting Zoe Ball against Claudia Winkleman, and Sounds of the 80s, with Sara Cox presenting the era's pop videos. Clare Balding hosts A Question of 2, with Jeremy Vine, the Rev Kate Bottley and Jon Culshaw competing in a quiz testing their knowledge of Radio 2. And marking the network's 50th anniversary, Tony Blackburn and Paul Gambaccini introduce an orchestra piece encompassing Radio 2 themes and signature tunes.

Take That20170910

headline Radio 2's Festival in a day - Live from Hyde Park.

As one of the UK's best-loved and most successful groups, Take That started life as a 5-piece back in 1990. Since then this boy-band turned trio have gone on to have an incredible 37 number one albums around the world, 56 international number one singles and sales of over 45 million records. They are this year's headliners for Festival in a Day and are introduced on stage by Radio 2's breakfast show host, Chris Evans.

Catch up on all today's entertainment at the BBC Radio 2 website - bbc.co.uk/radio2.

headline Radio 2's Festival in a day - Live from Hyde Park.

As one of the UK's best-loved and most successful groups, Take That started life as a 5-piece back in 1990. Since then this boy-band turned trio have gone on to have an incredible 37 number one albums around the world, 56 international number one singles and sales of over 45 million records. They are this year's headliners for Festival in a Day and are introduced on stage by Radio 2's breakfast show host, Chris Evans.

Catch up on all today's entertainment at the BBC Radio 2 website - bbc.co.uk/radio2.