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Lionel Richie to headline Radio 2 Live

Lionel Richie
Image caption Richie's hits include Hello, All Night Long and Three Times a Lady

Lionel Richie is to headline Radio 2 Live, a one-day festival taking place in London's Hyde Day Park later this year.

The US singer will be accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Jools Holland and his band will also perform alongside Sandie Shaw and Ruby Turner at the event on 11 September.

Chris Evans, who announced Ritchie's inclusion on Radio 2's breakfast show, will be revealing further acts later this month.

"Radio 2's Hyde Park shows are without a doubt one of the highlights of my year," Evans said.

The event will be covered live from 1530 GMT on Radio 2 on the day, with hosts including Jo Whiley and Johnnie Walker.

Richie will perform many of his classic hits as well as tracks from his new album of duets with country music stars.

He began his prolific career with the Commodores in 1968 and then went on to solo success, scoring eight top 10 albums and seven top 10 singles in the UK.

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