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BBC Radio 2's 'Festival in a Day' is Live from Hyde Park once again for 2019 on Sunday 15th September. With confirmed artists including Emeli Sande, Simply Red and Status Quo, this will be another fantastic, fun filled day of live music.
Pet Shop Boys
Pop pioneers and electropop dance gurus, Neil & Chris are the most successful recording duo in British history, selling over 100 million records worldwide. Accolades include their 2009 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music while in 2017 the NME crowned them with the Godlike Genius award. Despite their association with the 80s and 90s, they are never ones to live in the past, continuing to push boundaries and new ideas with an ever-prolific output, from recording new albums to writing for theatre and ballet.
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Nurtured by fellow star Ronan Keating, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian make up the Irish boy band with the squeakiest of clean images and the mightiest string of number ones. In 2011, after 14 years, 26 top ten hits (including 14 number one singles), 11 top five albums - 7 of which hit the top spot and collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world - 10 sell out tours and countless memories, the boys announced that they would be separating following their 2012 farewell tour. However, in 2018 the foursome announced they were reuniting with new music and a tour planned. As of 2018 Westlife had sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide. As a live act Westlife have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide. They still hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Wembley - 28. They sold out Croke Park Stadium in a record breaking 5 minutes. They also hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Belfast by any band - 50.
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Legendary three-chord maestros who have been rockin' all over the world for over five decades. With more Top Of The Pops appearances than any other band, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt spent in excess of 417 weeks (that's over eight accumulative years!) in the British singles charts. In 1991, the guys were awarded a Brit for their Outstanding Contribution to Music; and Rick and Francis were awarded their long-deserved OBEs in 2010. Rick sadly passed away in December 2016, while Francis continues to tour with the band, performing Quo classics and new material.
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A classico-electronical collective. The core members Jack Patterson (bass, keyboards), Grace Chatto (cello) and Milan Neil Amin-Smith (violin) met while studying as undergraduates in Cambridge, later joined by brother Luke Patterson (drums). Their unique take on dance music sees beats collide with classical, where Baroque meets house and pop. Classing themselves as an 'electroquartet', and featuring a string of guest vocalists, they have been described as the new Disclosure with a chamberpop bent.
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The girl group that defined the '80s are back to their original, record-breaking line-up! Since their unforgettable last performance as a trio on The Brits in 1988, Keren and Sara continued as Bananarama, releasing records and touring to global audiences. Siobhan went on to have hit singles and albums around the world as part of Shakespears Sister before becoming a solo artist. Bananarama made it into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female group of all time on account of the fact they’d had more hit singles than any other girl band ever. To date they have had 30 chart hits. They hit the top of charts around the world. In the US, Venus became their first #1 single on the Billboard chart. Their combined record sales were over 40 million.
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A soul singer, songwriter, and pianist from Aberdeen whose treacle on gravel voice has made her hotly sought after as a collaborator by such artists as Chipmunk and Wiley. Smart, sussed, talented, entrepreneurial, shiningly engaging in the flesh, utterly transfixing on stage and unforgettable in her words and melodies, Emeli Sande is the epitome of the brilliant modern artist.
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Mick Hucknell and the lads, whose soulful bluesy pop and vivacious live performances have guaranteed their place on the world's stage. Since they burst onto the scene in 1985 with their seminal cover of ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, Simply Red have made a string of classic, landmark albums that defined British R ‘n B throughout the 1980s and 1990s, introducing a generation to the joys of soul music and Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice.
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A country pop singer / songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee.
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