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BBC Radio 2 in the Park 2024

24 April 2024

Radio 2's flagship annual live music event, Radio 2 in the Park, will take place this year in Moor Park in Preston, Lancashire on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, as revealed this morning by Gaby Roslin on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

The station will be decamping to the city for two days, along with many of its presenters.

The full artist line-up will be revealed in early June, and tickets will go on sale shortly after.

Details will be available on the BBC Radio 2 in the Park website.

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2 says: 

"I'm delighted that this year's Radio 2 in the Park will take place in Preston.  Following last year's epic extravaganza in Leicester, we can't wait to head north with our fantastic family of Radio 2 presenters, as well as some of the most loved music artists on the planet, to party with the good people of Lancashire! "

Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive at Preston City Council said:

"We are absolutely delighted to welcome the BBC to Preston with Radio 2's flagship live music event, Radio 2 In the Park. As this year's host city, we're really excited to be staging two jam-packed days, full of incredible live performances from some of the music world's biggest stars. This is a brilliant coup for Preston and will be a huge boost for the city.

We can't wait to hear who the line-up is for this year and to welcome thousands of Radio 2 listeners to proud Preston!"

Preston hosted BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in 2007, and last year Radio 2 in the Park was held in Victoria Park in Leicester featuring headliners Tears for Fears and Kylie Minogue, who performed her world exclusive full concert performance for the first time in four years. 

Earlier this year, Radio 2's Piano Room Month featured an incredible range of artists including Anastacia, Johnny Marr, Gabrielle, Pet Shop Boys, and Bruce Hornsby. 

Jo Whiley's Sofa Sessions have included Maggie Rogers, Cast, English Teacher, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Vaccines.  On BBC iPlayer, music loving Radio 2 listeners can enjoy Kurt Kobain: Moments That Shook Music, When ABBA Came To Britain, imagine... Pet Shop Boys: Then and Now, A Life In Ten Pictures: Ella Fitzgerald and much more.

BBC Radio 2 is the UK's most listened to radio station, with a weekly audience of 13.3 million (RAJAR Q4, 2023).

The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show is most listened to Breakfast show in the UK with an audience of 6.6 million (RAJAR Q4, 2023).

The network's presenters include Michael Ball, Zoe Ball, Rob Beckett, Tony Blackburn, OJ Borg, Revd. Kate Bottley, Rylan, Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox, Jamie Cullum, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Gary Davies, Paul Gambaccini, Angela Griffin, Bob Harris, Vernon Kay, Cerys Matthews, Paddy McGuinness, Mark Goodier, Scott Mills, Jason Mohammad, Trevor Nelson, Dermot O'Leary, Elaine Paige, Mark Radcliffe, Romesh Ranganathan, DJ Spoony, Liza Tarbuck, Jeremy Vine, Michelle Visage, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whiley, Phil Williams, Claudia Winkleman and Owain Wyn Evans.

For any enquiries please email bbcr2inthepark@preston.gov.uk.

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To find out what other amazing music and cultural festivals are taking place this summer see Visit Preston - Preston's Festival Guide 2024.