Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park is back for 2012

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park returns for another ‘Festival in a Day’ with performances from some of the most popular artists and Radio 2’s best loved presenters.

Following last year’s mammoth success, Radio 2 will again take the station out of the studio and into Hyde Park with a unique concert on Sunday 9 September 2012.

Artists confirmed so far are The Voice UK judge Jessie J, British rockers Status Quo, Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall, London songstress Paloma Faith, Scottish funksters Average White Band and hot new talent Emeli Sande. Also confirmed to perform are American country music stars The Band Perry and Norwegian band Katzenjammer Further acts will be announced over the next few weeks.

Last year, over 25,000 music fans packed into Hyde Park for Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, a star-studded concert featuring live performances from Gary Barlow, Lenny Kravitz, James Blunt, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Caro Emerald amongst others.

Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2 and 6 Music, said: “Music is at the heart of Radio 2’s output, and with more incredible artists to be announced in the coming weeks, there will be something for everyone at this year’s Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. What better way to end the summer than with a truly British celebration of music.”

For seven days after the event, listeners will be able to hear highlights from the concert across the station’s daytime shows and the Radio 2 website will feature exclusive backstage footage and interviews from the event.

Details on how to purchase tickets are available via the Radio 2 website.