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Tim Burgess brings Tim’s Listening Party to Absolute Radio

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is joining Absolute Radio for six weeks to bring his Listening Party to the station.

It became a sensation on Twitter, with musical guests including the likes of Paul McCartney, Michael Kiwanuka, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Kylie Minogue and now Tim’s Listening Party can be heard on radio.

Each week, Tim will be joined by a different guest sharing stories and insights from one of their seminal albums.

Guests lined up for the show include The Kinks who will talk about their collections album, ‘The Journey Part 1’ and Fall Out Boy talking about forthcoming new album, ‘So Much (for) Stardust’ plus more to be announced.

Tim Burgess said: “After three years online, it’s exciting to be bringing The Listening Party to the radio airwaves with Absolute Radio. We’ve got some ace albums and brilliant guests lined up”

Absolute Radio’s Content Director, Paul Sylvester added: “Tim’s Listening Party has become a phenomenon. Giving audiences the chance to listen to the music and conversation while engaging with other fans on social media ties everything together. It fits perfectly with Absolute Radio’s specialist and storytelling strategy, and we can’t wait to work with Tim to get the show on-air.”

Tim’s Listening Party will air on Absolute Radio on Sunday evenings from 10pm-midnight from 26 March. The series will also be available as a podcast from the Absolute Radio app and website, and all podcast platforms.

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