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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Press Release

Listeners vote for their favourite Radio 2 live music moment

As part of its 2DAY celebrations, BBC Radio 2 today launched an online vote for listeners to choose their favourite Radio 2 live music moments from the past 10 years. 2DAY, on Wednesday 22 June, will see the station turn its schedule upside-down for a 12-hour on air celebration of everything the station has to offer.

Ten of Radio 2's music DJs have chosen their favourite live session track from the network's extensive archive of performances, spanning genres including folk, country, jazz and brass band music. Radio 2 listeners can hear the presenters' top 10 shortlist and then vote for their favourite at, from 8.15am on Monday 13 June. Voting closes at 7.00pm on Tuesday 21 June.

The presenters who have selected their most memorable music moment are Mike Harding, Aled Jones, Frank Renton, Bob Harris, Clare Teal, Janice Long, Jamie Cullum, Dermot O'Leary, Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley. The unique performances include Richard Thompson, Sugarland, Camera Obscura, Primal Scream and Amy Winehouse, alongside the best orchestras and bands in the world.

On choosing Sugarland's Tonight track, Bob Harris says: "The session was recorded the day after the Radio 2 Folk Awards ... Jennifer Nettles delivered one of the greatest vocal performances that I've heard live, ever".

Al Booth, 2DAY Executive Producer says: "Live music and the more specialist music genres are an intrinsic part of Radio 2's success and will be an important part of 2DAY. To be able to play the likes of Sugarland and Gregory Porter in the daytime and to engage with our listeners in choosing their favourite live moment from such an eclectic mix really captures the essence of the day – to showcase and celebrate the networks hidden gems".

Richard Allinson will countdown the top 10 music moments as voted for by the Radio 2 listeners in his special 2DAY show, Moments 2 Remember, on BBC Radio 2 at 1pm on Wednesday 22 June.

The live music choices as selected by Radio 2 DJs are:

  • Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game – as chosen by Clare Teal
  • Brass Band Oberosterreich – Bourbon Street Brass'in – as chosen by Frank Renton
  • Camera Obscura – Supertrouper – as chosen by Dermot O'Leary
  • Gregory Porter – Black Nile – as chosen by Jamie Cullum
  • Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life – as chosen by Jo Whiley
  • Primal Scream – Movin' On Up – as chosen by Janice Long
  • Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – as chosen by Mike Harding
  • Secret Sisters – In The Sweet By And By – as chosen by Aled Jones
  • Sugarland – Tonight – as chosen by Bob Harris
  • Taylor Swift – Viva La Vida – as chosen by Simon Mayo

Notes to Editors

Full details of 2DAY can be found here: Press Release


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