Pet Shop Boys will headline Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

Pet Shop Boys have been announced as the headline act for BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, which takes place on Sunday 15 September in London.

The band, which is one of the most successful duos in UK music history, will perform a selection of hits from their award-winning catalogue of classics at the event.

This year’s line-up is a pop music bonanza, with performances from Westlife, Status Quo, Clean Bandit, Bananarama, Emeli Sandé, Kelsea Ballerini and Simply Red.

Radio 2 presenters including Zoe Ball, OJ Borg, Ken Bruce, Rylan Clark Neal, Sara Cox, Gary Davies, Vanessa Feltz, Trevor Nelson, Angela Scanlon, Jeremy Vine, Jo Whiley and Claudia Winkleman will keep the 50,000 music fans entertained throughout the day in the park.

The gig will be broadcast live on Radio 2 and can be seen on the BBC Red Button TV channel and the Radio 2 website.

Highlights will feature on Red Button for seven days following the gig, with the performances available for 30 days on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2, says: “Following last year’s show where pop history was made as Kylie and Jason’s duet created headlines around the globe, listeners and viewers can look forward to another unforgettable show in Hyde Park.  We are delighted to be welcoming an incredible line-up of world class artists and musicians who showcase the breadth of music played across BBC Radio 2. There’ll be something for everyone, including rock, pop, soul, country and dance music.  I’m especially excited to see our headliners Pet Shop Boys perform, as they have created some of the most brilliant pop music of the past twenty five years.”

Pet Shop Boys said: “This is the only UK show we’ll be performing this year so it’s going to be a very special one!”

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