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6 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 September 2011

Gary Barlow headlines Radio 2's 'Festival In A Day', a special concert in London's Hyde Park, jam-packed full of live performances.

Hosted by Chris Evans, with guest appearances from other Radio 2 presenters, and live music from Will Young; Lenny Kravitz in his first UK performance in almost three years; James Blunt; Caro Emerald; as well as Jools Holland and Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, with guests Sandie Shaw and Ruby Turner.

Also appearing will be Beverly Knight, The Pierces, and the best folk live experience from eleven-piece big band Bellowhead.

Radio 2's on air coverage kicks off with Jo Whiley at 3 o'clock . Johnnie Walker picks up the baton at 5 o'clock and then Ken Bruce takes over at 7. They'll have exclusive backstage interviews as well as the very best in live music from the stage.

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    See Photos From Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park

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  • Event Running Order

    3.30pm - Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

    4.05pm - Bellowhead

    4.25pm - Beverley Knight

    5.05pm - Caro Emerald

    5.25pm - Will Young

    6.10pm - Jonathan Jeremiah

    6.30pm - Lenny Kravitz

    7.15pm - Imelda May

    7.35pm - James Blunt

    8.20pm - The Pierces

    8.40pm - Chic

    9.20pm - Gary Barlow

    Please note some timings changed slightly on the day.


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