Introducing BBC Introducing

Discover your new favourite band or singer at this year's Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Video highlights of all of today's acts will be appearing here on the Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park website - visit the Line-Up page to find your favourite

What happened?

For the first time Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park featured the BBC Introducing stage, with eight hotly tipped upcoming artists. 

The nine artists selected for BBC Introducing were championed by their local shows before being selected by a panel of industry experts including Jamie Cullum, Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley.

What is BBC Introducing?

BBC Introducing was created in 2007 to support unsigned and undiscovered musicians.

We’ve brought all of the BBC’s supporters of unsigned music together under one brand to nurture and give great exposure to amazing new artists across the UK.

In 2009, the BBC Introducing Uploader was created allowing artists to upload their tracks for the attention of our family of local and national BBC Radio shows.

Our local shows pass on the very best tracks from their region to national stations and shows, including making suggestions for playlists on Radio 1 and 1Xtra and session slots at Maida Vale.

They also nominate artists for the BBC Introducing stages at the UK’s biggest music events and festivals. In 2013 alone, we have visited Derry-Londonderry, T in the Park, Reading and Leeds, Manchester Jazz Festival and Glastonbury.

Who's previously been championed by BBC Introducing?

Could one of our Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park BBC Introducing live acts be destined for big things?

Artists who've been championed by BBC Introducing earlier in their career and gone on to enjoy success have included Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, The Ting Tings, Two Door Cinema Club, Gabrielle Aplin and White Lies.

Emma Stevens with Chris Evans and David Walliams

Listen to our Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park Introducing headliner play live and chat to Chris Evans and David Walliams on Radio 2's Breakfast Show in August.

BBC Introducing Stage Line-Up