Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs to take over the airwaves

The bands will be let loose on BBC 6 Music

Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs are set to take over the airwaves when they are let loose on digital radio for a day.

The bands will be each hosting The BBC 6 Music Selector, kicking off on December 12, where they will be able to champion a favourite artist, album of the day and select live performances from the station’s music archive.

Comedian Peter Kay – creator of ‘Phoenix Nights’ – will also be presenting for a day and has promised to include The Flying Pickets‘ a capella performance of Talking Heads‘Psycho Killer’ in his playlist.

Foo Fighters will be the first to show off their DJ skills on December 12 and have said: “We’re really excited to be taking over the station for a day and can’t wait to get our hands on the BBC archive.”

Kaiser Chiefs have also revealed that they have commissioned a brand new session from their O2 NME Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot Tour mates, The Cribs.

Previous artists who have taken over the station include Radiohead and Manic Street Preachers who were each given a week to programme BBC 6 Music in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

BBC 6 Music‘s Head of Programmes, Ric Blaxill, said: “It is a real honour for the network that these artists wanted to come on board and make The 6 Music Selector even bigger than its previous incarnations. I am particularly pleased to welcome Peter Kay, who will add a light comic touch to the musical mix.”