As the excitement builds to Kylie Minogue’s headline set at Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester on Sunday 17 September, the station launches a listener vote to discover Your Ultimate Kylie Song – with voting open today at www.bbc.co.uk/kylievote
Listeners can cast up to five votes for their favourite Kylie songs that have charted in the Top 100, which also includes songs where Kylie is a featured artist or part of a duet. The vote closes at 4pm on Friday 4 August.
The results will be revealed in a countdown chart, Your Ultimate Kylie Song, presented by Steve Wright – exclusively available on BBC Sounds from Monday 21 August and broadcast on Radio 2 on Monday 28 August from 4-7pm. A BBC Audio production.
Kylie says: “The UK audiences have been so supportive through the years and I’m looking forward to hearing whether their number one track will be a newer track or a classic!”
Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, says: “Radio 2 listeners have loved Kylie since her chart debut in 1987 so, as she’s headlining Sunday night at Radio 2 in the Park, we wanted to give them this opportunity to pick their favourite song from her amazing back catalogue. The countdown show will be a delight!”
Steve Wright says: “Kylie is an incredible artist and an icon. I’ve been a huge fan since the ‘80s – playing her songs on my shows, introducing her on Top Of The Pops and interviewing her on radio and TV. I can’t wait to host Your Ultimate Kylie Song and find out what songs YOU love the most.”
Radio 2 in the Park will be Radio 2’s biggest ever live music event outside London and the stellar line-up exclusively features Tears for Fears headlining the Saturday night with their only UK festival appearance this year, and Kylie Minogue headlining the Sunday night with her first live UK full concert performance for four years.
And, for the first time, there will be a Radio 2 DJ stage where some of the station’s favourite presenters will be playing some of the best music in the world from the past seven decades. Presenters will also be introducing artists on stage and broadcasting from Radio 2 in the Park across the weekend, with shows and sets available live plus on demand on BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer across the weekend and for 30 days afterwards.
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