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Jon Holmes returns to Radio 2 with a celebration of musical mash ups

The comedian and presenter will play some of the greatest mashups of all time on Boxing Day.

There will be a little help from special guests and fellow presenters as they gather for a bit of a festive knees up!

Jon will play two hours of underground pop-music mashups, championing those who mix one song with another to create something jaw-droppingly different.

With special guests including Ken Bruce, Romesh Ranganathan, Johnnie Walker, Jeremy Vine – and with the BBC’s Head of Explaining Things Ros Atkins on hand to guide through the genre’s history, Jon will play over 50 songs in two hours.

Mashups will include ABBA vs. Van Halen – ‘Super Jumper’, Avril Lavigne vs Taylor Swift – ‘We Are Complicated’, Nirvana vs Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up’, Adele vs. Daft Punk – ‘Something About The Fire’, and Coldplay vs. Oasis – ‘Don’t Look Back At Yellow’. Then there’s a particularly festive ‘Welcome To The Christmas Parade’, thanks to Mariah Carey vs My Chemical Romance!

Jon Holmes’s Bangers: Mashed! will be on BBC Radio 2 on Boxing Day, 10pm until midnight.


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