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2Day 2013: Friday Night is Music Night

Another chance to hear the Friday Night is Music Night 2Day special from Hackney Empire, first broadcast on May 10th this year.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that amazes, delights, surprises and thrills!

Among the artists taking part are Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams.
This 2Day Friday Night special also features the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a surprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.

Release date:

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Aug 2013 20:00


Friday May 10th is 2DAY 2013. It's the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show Friday Night is Music Night, and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra, culminating in a gala concert at the Hackney Empire. You can watch the concert live right here - from 7pm.

  • 10 May 2013 21:07:21

    It's time to end with the Radio 2 Presenters Choir!  Time for a sing-a-long!!!

  • 10 May 2013 20:56:28

    Unsurprisingly everyone is loving Gary Barlow, he's certainly giving us an amazing performance!  Here's what some of you are saying.

  • 10 May 2013 20:44:57

    It's the winner of the Top 10 orchestral pieces as voted for by you, the Radio 2 listeners - Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 by Elgar, you might know it as Land of Hope & Glory!

  • 10 May 2013 20:38:51

    It's a classic!

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