This week on NME Radio: 30 March – 3 April 2009

With Kasabian and Animal Collective, plus ticket giveaways for the Ether festival...

Tune in over the next seven days for the regular set of DJs and music, plus all this action:

Sarah Kerr starts her new weekday breakfast show today, with NME‘s Paul Stokes joining her at 9.30am with the latest music news. Gill Mills is looking after Neil Cole’s show all week from 10am, plus tune in from 7pm to hear Chris Martin talk to Baltimore‘s Animal Collective.

Chris Martin caught up with Kasabian at their Teenage Cancer Trust performance last Friday (March 27) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Tune in from 7pm to hear the band talk about their new album and plans for the summer.

NME editor Conor McNicholas and Secret Garden Party festival founder Fred Fellows join Iain Baker for the NME Forum.

Gill Mills has a pair of tickets to the Ether festival to give away. The event takes place at London‘s South Bank Centre from April 9–24, and features the likes of David Byrne and Peaches.

Our new slot looking ahead to the weekend’s football will air for the first time. Tune in from 4.30pm.

Claire Sturgess begins her new weekend breakfast show from 8am to noon today and tomorrow.

To tune in, head Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/Radio.