Full musical line up for BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds 2022 revealed

Zoe Ball has announced the full line up of acts for BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds.

The two-day event takes place at Temple Newsam Park on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.

BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds will be hosted by some of the station’s presenters and, for the first time, there will be a Radio 2 DJ Tent where they – as well as special guests – will be playing sets encompassing tracks from Motown in the 60s to the dance classics of today.

Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2, says: “We’re so pleased to be announcing the stellar artist line up for Radio 2 Live, as our annual event spreads its wings for the first time across the UK. This year we will be in Leeds with two days of incredible music from an amazing line up of musicians.

“Having been without it for so long we all really appreciate how important live music is to all our lives and so we invite everyone to join us for Radio 2 Live in Leeds at Temple Newsam Park or to listen or watch our weekend via BBC Sounds or BBC iPlayer.”

The event will be broadcast live on Radio 2 and the station will also be featuring festival highlights across the weekend, with the full sets available to listen on BBC Sounds for 30 days afterwards.

The Main Stage will be live-streamed on BBC iPlayer throughout the weekend.

Here’s who’s playing live at the venue, which holds 30,000.

Saturday 17 September

  • Simple Minds
  • Tears For Fears
  • Craig David
  • Bananarama
  • Ella Henderson
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Kaiser Chiefs

Sunday 18 September

  • Nile Rodgers & Chic
  • George Ezra
  • Melanie C
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Mark Owen
  • Heather Small
  • Olly Murs

Live in Leeds replaces the previous BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park event which last took place in 2019.