BBC promise huge international artists for new primetime music series.
The BBC have today announced a brand new six-part music series. It will be broadcast live on BBC One this autumn and they promise it will feature the biggest UK and international music stars. It's the first primetime music show on the channel since Top of the Pops.
Featuring the hottest bands and artists in the world right now, each 30-minute show will be packed with live music performances, sketches and interviews.
Independent production company, Fulwell 73, the same company behind James Corden's hit The Late Late Show in the US has been commissioned to produce the series.
Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music, says: “The BBC is the biggest music broadcaster in the UK and we are always looking for new ways to bring music to our audiences. This series will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the biggest and best UK and international bands and artists and we’re looking forward to working with one of the world’s most innovative and creative TV production companies.”
Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning for BBC Music, says: “Following on from the success of BBC Music programmes such as Adele at the BBC and Michael Bublé at the BBC, we’re excited to be bringing this new live music series to BBC One.”
Gabe Turner, partner at Fulwell 73, says: "We’re delighted to be working with the BBC on such an exciting series. The BBC’s heritage in creating and broadcasting world-class music TV is second to none - their classic music shows were a big part of our childhoods growing up as fans devouring everything pop culture. The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it’s a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there.”
Further details will be announced later in the summer.