This year’s BBC Radio 2 live festival will take place in Leeds rather than its usual Hyde Park location in London.

The festival, which will take place in September, will double in size thanks to the move to Temple Newsam Park in Yorkshire. Also, there will be plenty of new additions, including a Radio 2 DJ Tent where BBC Radio 2 DJs will play classic tracks from numerous decades!

Speaking about the event, breakfast show presenter, Zoe Ball said: “It’s official! The news is OUT and I can tell you the whole Radio 2 family can’t wait to be in LEEDS this year for R2 Live. We are ready for two days of dancing and singing along with our fabulous listeners and some brilliant live acts. Personally, I’m giddy to get my groove on in the Radio 2 DJ Tent!”

The festival will also be available to listen to on BBC Sounds and stream on BBC iPlayer.

George Millington