The Killers, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Craig David are among the artists set to perform on this month’s BBC Radio 2 ‘Live at Home’ live-stream.
The event will be broadcast across TV, radio and online on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday 13 in lieu of the station’s ‘Proms In The Park’ and ‘Live in Hyde Park’ series, which were both cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
Zoe Ball announced the ‘Live At Home’ line-up during the Breakfast Show on Radio 2 earlier this morning, with John Legend, Gregory Porter, The Pretenders, Tom Jones and McFly also due to join the aforementioned acts onscreen.
Fans will be able to enjoy three hours of performances and interviews between 7-10pm BST on both days. The artists in the US will perform from various locations, while those based in the UK will be filmed at Radio 2’s ‘Live At Home’ stage situated in the British countryside.
The Killers will appear from the roof of Caesars Palace in their native Las Vegas during the Sunday edition, which will be hosted by Trevor Nelson, Sara Cox and Zoe Ball.
✨ @zoetheball told you there’s a treat coming, and here it is… ✨
As we can’t make it to Hyde Park, we’re bringing our festival to you!
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) September 1, 2020
“Out of the ordinary times, so we followed suit and jumped on the roof of Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to do what we do. Felt strangely natural!” the band said.
Fearne Cotton and Rylan Clark-Neal, meanwhile, are set to present Saturday’s performances from Nile Rodgers & Chic, Gregory Porter, The Pretenders and Sheryl Crow. A one-hour highlights show will follow later that evening, with selected sets also available to stream on the BBC Red Button.
Yesterday, The Killers secured their sixth No.1 in an unbroken run of chart-topping albums in the UK with Imploding The Mirage. The Las Vegas outfit’s new album debuted at the summit with sales of 50,391, according to the Official Charts Company. The result was boosted by a physical pre-sale in excess of 35,000.
Imploding The Mirage is out now and can be bought here.