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Monday 22 Sep 2014

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BBC Mobile goes bonkers for BBC Electric Proms

Today, BBC Mobile has announced that it will be providing exclusive content to audiences as part of BBC Electric Proms 2009.

BBC Mobile has teamed up with Dizzee Rascal to provide his fans with the chance to play his samples and mash up his songs using a mobile soundboard. The application can be downloaded from the BBC Mobile site, or accessed by texting player to 88111, and includes samples from some of his signature tunes.

The soundboard is live now to the majority of mobile phone owners, although not every *handset can be supported. This application will join elements on the mobile site introduced especially for BBC Electric Proms including exclusive interview audio, photo galleries, wallpapers, set lists and Twitter updates during the gig.

These new features, in addition to the recently introduced radio network pages and the increased personalisation aspects to the BBC mobile homepage, are all intended to enable audiences to stay connected to the BBC wherever they are.

Download your Dizzee soundboard at http://www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms/2009/mobile/.

Notes to Editors

* The Dizzee Player is a java application. This format is supported by most mobile phones, excluding iPhone and Android devices. Please note that audio playback experience may vary depending on device.

Electric Proms on the BBC

Further artists and performances will be announced over the coming weeks. The festival can be viewed and watched via a number of different platforms on the BBC:

Radio – There will be live and recorded broadcasts from all areas of the festival on BBC Radio 1, 2, 1Xtra and 6Music.

TV – Highlights from this year's Electric Proms will be screened on BBC Two with additional performances available to Freeview, satellite and cable customers via their red button interactive service.

Online – Complete performances will be available to watch for a week after the festival along with photos and interviews at bbc.co.uk/electricproms

Full listings information will be available on the Electric Proms website at www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms
BBC Electric Proms information hotline: 03703 333 432

Ticket prices:

Smokey Robinson - £25
Doves - £20
Dizzee Rascal - £20
BBC New Music Shorts – Free tickets by registering online. Go to www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms for more details

BBC Electric Proms is a five-day festival featuring music and film taking place in London at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Tickets will go on sale at 8am on 16th September; more artists will be announced soon.

There will be a very restricted number of reduced price tickets (£5) that will be made available in the week of the festival.

Last year over 250,000 people visited the Electric Proms website with over 850,000 requests to watch performances.

BBC New Music Shorts were commissioned to be inspired by the following tracks: On Dancefloors, by Metronomy, and Dogdays, by Florence And The Machine.

BBC New Music Shorts will go live online and on Red Button the same day that they premiere at the BBC Electric Proms.

SM

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