Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
|Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park|
|Dates||11 September 2011 |
9 September 2012
8 September 2013
14 September 2014
13 September 2015
11 September 2016
10 September 2017
9 September 2018
15 September 2019
|Location(s)||Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom|
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park (also known as Radio 2's Festival in a Day) is a British music festival that has taken place annually since 2011 in Hyde Park in London. The idea behind the event was for music fans who enjoy live music but are not comfortable with the idea of a full multi-day festival to be able to experience the variety of artists and the atmosphere that such a festival would offer, without the associated necessities such as camping. The festival is designed to appeal to the over 35 demographic that makes up the majority of BBC Radio 2 listeners, although the event attracts fans of all ages. The line-up is compiled of the various adult contemporary music and specialist genres featured on Radio 2, including folk, country, soul, rock and jazz. The festival was hosted by Chris Evans and later Jo Whiley alongside other Radio 2 presenters and is broadcast live on the station and streamed on the BBC Red Button.
About the festival
- Gary Barlow was the first artist to headline the festival twice: at the inaugural event in 2011 and as part of Take That in 2017.
- Kylie Minogue was the first female headliner, performing in 2018
- James Blunt (2011, 2013 and 2017) and Status Quo (2014, 2016 and 2019) are the only artists to perform at the festival three times.
- Jessie J was the only artist to appear at the festival over consecutive years (2012 and 2013).
- Other artists who have appeared multiple times are Bellowhead (2011, 2014), Paloma Faith (2012, 2014), Will Young (2011, 2015), Gregory Porter (2014, 2016), Blondie (2014, 2017), Lenny Kravitz (2011, 2018), The Shires (2015, 2018), Manic Street Preachers (2013, 2018), Mick Hucknall (2012 and 2019) and Beverley Knight (2011 and 2019).
- Chris Evans
- Jo Whiley
- Michael Ball
- Simon Mayo
- Ken Bruce
- Johnnie Walker
- Zoe Ball
- Claudia Winkleman
- Jeremy Vine
- Trevor Nelson
- Vanessa Feltz
- Clare Balding
- Tony Blackburn
- Bob Harris
- Sara Cox
- Mark Radcliffe
- Clare Teal
- Angela Scanlon
- OJ Borg
- Dermot O'Leary
- Suzi Perry
- Anneka Rice
- Gary Davies
- Ricky Wilson
- Richie Anderson
The 2012 festival in a day was held on 9 September.
|Tom Jones||Pop rock||N/A|
|Status Quo||Hard Rock, Blues Rock||Quid Pro Quo|
|Emeli Sandé||R&B, Soul||Our Version of Events|
|Jessie J||Pop, R&B, Dance||Who You Are|
|Paloma Faith||Pop, Soul, R&B, Jazz Pop||Fall to Grace|
|Rebecca Ferguson||R&B, Blue-eyed Soul||Heaven|
|Average White Band||Pop Rock, Funk||N/A|
|Mick Hucknall||Pop, Blue-eyed Soul||American Soul|
|The Band Perry||Country||Pioneer|
|Katzenjammer||Balkan, Country Rock||A Kiss Before You Go|
The 2013 festival in a day was held on 8 September.
The 2014 festival in a day was held on 14 September.
|Rod Stewart||Pop Rock, Blue-eyed Soul, Blues Rock||Another Country|
|Giorgio Moroder||Electronic, Synth-pop, Disco||Deja Vu|
|Bryan Adams||Rock||Get Up|
|The Corrs||Alternative Rock, Celtic Fusion, Pop Rock||White Light|
|Leona Lewis||R&B, Soul, Pop, Adult Contemporary||I Am|
|Kate Rusby||Folk||The Frost Is All Over|
|Will Young||Pop, Synth-pop, Soul, Adult Contemporary||85% Proof|
|Shaun Escoffery||R&B||In The Red Room|
|Ward Thomas and The Shires||Country, Country Pop||From Where We Stand and Brave|
The 2017 festival in a day was held on 10 September. The line-up was announced on 6 June by Chris Evans, with tickets for the event going on sale on 8 June. Between the main acts, the festival also featured a special edition of PopMaster with Ken Bruce, Claudia Winkleman and Zoe Ball, Sounds of the 80s with Sara Cox, A Question of Radio 2 with Clare Balding, Jeremy Vine, Fearne Cotton, Jon Culshaw and Rev. Kate Bottley plus live DJ sets from Craig Charles and Ana Matronic.
|Take That||Pop, Adult Contemporary||Wonderland|
|Blondie||New Wave, Pop Rock||Pollinator|
|Shania Twain||Country Pop||Now|
|James Blunt||Pop Rock, Folk Rock||The Afterlove|
|Emeli Sandé||R&B, Soul, Neo Soul||Long Live the Angels|
|Rick Astley||Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary||50|
|Seth Lakeman and Wildwood Kin||Folk, Americana||Ballads of the Broken Few and Turning Tide|
|Stereophonics||Alternative Rock||Scream Above the Sounds|
The 2018 festival in a day was held on 9 September. Carrie Underwood was originally scheduled to perform but had to pull out due to illness and was replaced by The Shires. The festival featured a special edition of PopMaster with Ken Bruce and Sara Cox and Sounds of the 80s with Gary Davies plus a DJ set from Craig Charles. During the headline set, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan appeared as special guests.
|Kylie Minogue||Pop, Dance, Disco||Golden|
|Manic Street Preachers||Alternative Rock||Resistance Is Futile|
|Boyzone||Adult Contemporary||Thank You & Goodnight|
|The Shires||Country Pop||Accidentally on Purpose|
|All Saints||R&B, Pop||Testament|
|The Band of Love||Folk, Disco||Folk Fever|
|Rita Ora||Pop, R&B||Phoenix|
|Lenny Kravitz||Rock, Funk Rock||Raise Vibration|
The 2019 festival in a day was held on 15 September. Two acts were announced each day by Zoe Ball starting on Monday 3 June 2019, with the headliners being revealed on Thursday 6 June. Emeli Sandé was originally scheduled to perform but cancelled on the day due to having lost her voice. Her set was replaced by a Craig Charles DJ set. There was also a DJ set from Gary Davies. During the headlining set, Olly Alexander and Beverley Knight appeared as special guests.