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Radio 2 in the Park brings Tears for Fears and Kylie Minogue to Leicester

Victoria Park will play host to the BBC's annual music event.

Radio presenter Richie Anderson at Victoria Park (Source: BBC)
Radio presenter Richie Anderson at Victoria Park (Source: BBC)

Two days of incredible live music from some of the world’s most-loved pop stars comes to Victoria Park in Leicester, September 16-17 with Radio 2 in the Park, as revealed on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.

"Leicester, get ready to party, we’re coming for you!" said Ball. "We’ve saved up a couple of years’ worth of energy so we’re going BIG. Come and join us for the best weekend of music featuring Kylie, Tears for Fears, Bananarama, Pretenders, Jessie Ware, Texas and so many more."

This will be Radio 2’s biggest ever live music event outside London and the stellar line-up exclusively features Tears for Fears headlining the Saturday night with their only UK festival appearance this year, and Kylie Minogue headlining the Sunday night with her first live UK concert performance for four years.

Kylie Minogue said: "Over the years I’ve done many unique and varied performances for BBC Radio 2. I’m so excited to be headlining Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester later this year! I can’t wait to celebrate with you all, see you September 17!"

Leicester's City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, commented: "Radio 2 in the Park will be bringing some of the world’s biggest artists for a weekend of live music in Leicester and it promises to be a fantastic event for music lovers and for the city. I am really looking forward to it."

Radio 2 in the Park will be the network’s first flagship event since Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park in 2019. The 2022 event - due to be held in Leeds - was cancelled as a mark of respect, due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

And, for the first time, there will be a Radio 2 DJ stage where some of the station’s favourite presenters will be playing some of the world's best music from the last seven decades.

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears says: "We love playing live and can’t wait to bring some of our favourite songs, old and new, to thousands of Radio 2 listeners."

Poster for Radio 2 in the Park

Saturday, September 16

  • Tears for Fears

  • Bananarama

  • Texas

  • James Blunt (with his only UK festival appearance this year).

  • Deacon Blue

  • Beverley Knight

  • Busted

  • Soft Cell

Sunday, September 17

  • Kylie Minogue

  • Pretenders

  • Shalamar

  • Rick Astley

  • Jessie Ware

  • Lemar

  • Sam Ryder

  • Simply Red (with their only UK festival appearance this year).

Tickets for Radio 2 in the Park - 35,000 for each day - are on sale as of 8:15am today (Wednesday, June 14).


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