A host of stars line up for the station's One Live In London festival next month.
The gigs, to be broadcast live nationally on the station, will run from Thursday April 20 through to April 24 at London ULU, Sheperds Bush Empire, The Scala, The End, Home and The Jazz Cafe.
Now in its second year, having kicked off with Catatonia, PJ Harvey, Echo and The Bunnymen and Bis in 1999, the festival will also see sets from current flavour of the month DJs, Dreem Teem and German trance DJ Paul Van Dyk.
Asian Dub Foundation are joined between 8-10pm on April 20 by My Vitrol at the ULU, while The Charlatans headline Shepherds Bush Empire the following Monday (24) with support from Mint Royale. Both shows will be broadcast on Steve Lamacq’s Evening Session.
Between the two Evening Session shows, John Peel will play host to SFA, Beulah, Luke Vibert and BJ Cole from 10 pm on Thursday 20 at The Scala, while Pete Tong and Paul Van Dyk will be putting together an Essential Selection from the home club on Saturday 22 (to be aired between 2-4am the following morning), Trevor Nelson will broadcast his ‘Rhythm Nation’ from the Jazz Cafe between 9-11pm on Sunday 23 and Dreem Teem at The End will perform between 1-3am the following morning.
Steve Lamacq spoke to NME about the reasoning behind the series of shows.
He said: “It might seem terribly lazy doing these gigs on our own doorstep, but it’s the last chance we get to do something in London before all Radio One‘s festival coverage starts. ‘One Live In London’ is like the end of term show, where all the pupils have to get up and do a turn”.
Ticket information is available via the Radio One Concert Line on 08700 100 100.