2016

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Bbc Music Day2016060320160608 (R2)

Duran Duran perform live at the Eden Project as the finale to BBC Music Day.

Duran Duran perform live from the Eden Project as the finale to BBC Music Day.

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20160528

Matt and Clara are live in Exeter as Nick Jonas prepares to open Radio 1's Big Weekend!

Greg James, Huw Stephens and Dev have more from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, including Jake Bugg, Jess Glynne and Bastille on the main stage.

Annie Mac, Grimmy and MistaJam are live from Radio 1's Big Weekend with Chase and Status, plus Mumford and Sons' headline performance on the main stage.

Alice Levine, Scott Mills and Chris Stark continue the coverage from Radio 1's Big Weekend, with Tom Odell, Meghan Trainor and Sigma all due to hit the main stage.

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20160529

Matt and Clara Amfo kick off day two at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, with a little help from OneRepublic!

Greg, Huw and Dev have more from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, with Iggy Azalea, the 1975 and Ellie Goulding all set to play the main stage!

Annie Mac, Scott Mills and Cel Spellman round off day two in Exeter with live music from the Weeknd and Coldplay's headline set.

Alice, Grimmy and Chris present as Kygo, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Years and Years play live! It's day two of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter.

Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards20160427

The 17th annual celebration of folk and acoustic music, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Mark Radcliffe and Scottish singer Julie Fowlis introduce a special night of sublime live music and special guests.

Joan Armatrading, one of Britain's most respected singer-songwriters, receives a Lifetime Achievement Award and performs live. Norma Waterson, the esteemed traditional singer known for her work with The Watersons, Waterson:Carthy and daughter Eliza Carthy, receives the same accolade and also makes a rare live performance.

Scottish multi-instrumentalist and producer John McCusker marks 25 years in music with a Good Tradition Award and by performing with both his new John McCusker Band and in a special performance with Dire Straits' guitar legend Mark Knopfler.

Rufus Wainwright sings a special tribute to folk-rock legend Sandy Denny (d. 1978), who is inducted into the Folk Awards Hall of Fame. Rufus, whose parents are folk stars Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle, will be backed by a band of musicians who played with Sandy during her short career.

Northumbrian group The Unthanks, who are nominated for Best Album, perform, as does London singer and song-collector Sam Lee in a special collaboration with the Roundhouse Choir.

Dublin folk-punks Lynched, nominated in three categories, play live, as do the duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.

Other prizes handed out to celebrate the best in folk and acoustic music include Folk Singer of the Year, Best Group, Best Traditional Track, Best Original Track, Musician of the Year and the Horizon Award for the best emerging act.

The 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award is also presented to one of four nominees, all of whom are UK-based musicians aged 16-21. These inspiring young acts also perform live during the interval, in a special programme hosted by Simon Mayo and top folk musician Kathryn Tickell.

Prior to the main event, Simon Mayo will also present a special Drivetime show backstage at the Albert Hall from 5pm, with live music and chat from Folk Awards guests.

The Folk Awards are also available to watch live on the BBC Radio 2 website, and they will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button service at a later date.

Glastonbury20160623

Annie presents live from the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury with performances from Mura Masa and Bonzai, Nao, Rejjie Snow, Shy FX and Protoje, and Mele and Monki's NRG Flash.

Glastonbury20160624

Annie presents live from backstage at Glastonbury 2016, catching up with some of the DJs playing over the weekend and going Back 2 Back with Tiga and Eats Everything.

Clara Amfo goes roaming around Glastonbury 2016!

Glastonbury20160625

Trevor Nelson catches up with live music from Jess Glynne, Foals, Madness, Squeeze, Tom Odell and ZZ Top before hosting Adele's headlining set from the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Jo Whiley and Dermot O'Leary are live at the Glastonbury Festival 2016. They've got intimate live performances backstage in the BBC Music Tepee from Will Young and Travis. There's also interviews with the biggest stars including Tom Odell and Andy Burrows plus Suggs drops by after he steps off the Pyramid Stage after performing with Madness. The guys from Turin Brakes drop by and Jo catches up with Grammy nominated Corinne Bailey Rae and US singer-songwriter Elle King. Jo and Dermot also chat to Basil Brush about what it's like for families visiting Worthy Farm for the iconic four day event.

Glastonbury20160625

Alice Levine is joined by Huw Stephens for a wander around Glastonbury, including live music and guests such as Foals, Last Shadow Puppets and Muse!

Glastonbury20160626

Trevor Nelson, who has his first time at the festival, catches up with live music from Ellie Goulding, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Michael Kiwanuka and ELO before hosting Coldplay's headlining set from the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Jo Whiley and Dermot O'Leary bring you the best of the Glastonbury Festival. Jeff Lynne's ELO perform their greatest hits and tracks from their latest album live from The Pyramid Stage. There are intimate live performances backstage in the BBC Music Tepee from Gabrielle Aplin and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, plus interviews with the legendary Cyndi Lauper and Earth, Wind and Fire. There's also a surprise performance from the BBC Introducing Stage.

Glastonbury20160626

Alice Levine and Huw Stephens are back at Glastonbury, including highlights from Adele's headline set, plus guests Catfish and the Bottlemen and Years and Years.

1Xtra is live from the WOW Stage at Glastonbury with an all-female Back 2 Back special!

1Xtra is live from the WOW Stage at Glastonbury with an all-female Back 2 Back special, featuring Jamz Supernova, Sian Anderson, Amy Becker, Madam X, Melody Kane and Siobhan Bell.

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Mark Radcliffe brings you live music from the CCA in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2016. Scotland's annual folk, roots and world music festival celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Tonight's line-up for Burns Night features Barbara Dickson, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever.

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Mark Radcliffe brings you more live music from the CCA in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2016. Scotland's annual folk, roots and world music festival celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Tonight's line-up includes Americana artists performing 'in the round' with Gretchen Peters, Rhiannon Giddens and Teddy Thompson with Kelly Jones.