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.”
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.”