40,000 music lovers enjoyed a day of music in the sunshine in London’s Hyde Park today as BBC Radio 2 hosted their festival in a day” Radio 2 Live.
After Lenny Kravitz opened proceedings, Rita Ora, Boyzone, All Saints and Manic Street Preachers all performed sets which were broadcast live via BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Radio 2.
For a special treat, headliner Kylie Minogue was reunited with Jason Donovan on stage to perform their classic duet, ‘Especially For You’ and Rick Astley dueted also.
Speaking to Celebritain from backstage, the day’s host Jo Whiley told said “It’s been amazing, from Lenny and Rita Ora to wallowing in nostalgia enjoying All Saints singing Never Ever sounding and looking better than ever! The crowd couldn’t have been better, all loving the great mix of music from Radio 2.”
She added “There’s been loads of excitement for Boyone, and the stunning sunset for the Manics’ performance brought the perfect drama. Kylie is just brilliant and what special guests!!!”
Highlights are available to watch via BBC iPlayer.