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BBC Radio 2 In The Park Preston confirms Friday night Pre-Party DJ line-up

Posted on - 8th July, 2024 - 9:58am | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Music, Nightlife, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Sara Cox will be one of the DJs performing in Moor Park Pic: BBC

BBC’s Radio 2 In The Park has confirmed its DJ line-up for the Friday night pre-party.

5,000 party-goers are expected on Moor Park ahead of the full two-day In The Park music festival.

BBC radio DJs taking part in the Pre-Party are DJ Spoony with his Good Groove, Rylan with Rybiza Anthems, Sara Cox and her Wower Hour, Scott Mills’ Wonder Years and Vernon Kay’s Dance Sounds of the 90s.

Read more: BBC Radio 2 In The Park Preston – tickets, prices and the ‘Lancashire allocation’

The Radio 2 In The Park pre-party takes place in Moor Park from 5pm to 11pm on Friday 6 September and tickets are £30 (plus booking fee).

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, says: “The debut of the Radio 2 DJ stage at last year’s Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester was a huge hit with all those who joined us for the weekend, so we’re bringing it to Preston and, due to popular demand, adding an extra special Pre-Party on the Friday. Radio 2 listeners love to party to great music, whatever their age, so we’re looking forward to kicking off the weekend’s festivities a day early this year.”

Sara Cox said: “I am so excited to be joining our brilliant listeners in practically perfect Preston, sharing the fun and joy of Radio 2 in the Park with my very own Wower Hour, so make sure you prepare for some top teatime tunes!”

DJ Spoony said: “I’m breaking out of the studio and you can guarantee I’m bringing the best of the Good Groove with me to keep it cool in (hopefully!) sunny Preston.”

DJ Spoony Pic: BBC

The DJ line-up for the rest of the Radio 2 In The Park is to include the following below with all DJs listed in alphabetical order rather than the order they will appear.

Saturday 7 September

Dermot O’Leary’s Alternative Sounds of the 90s

Jo Whiley’s Shiny Happy Playlist

Michelle Visage’s Handbag Hits

Romesh Ranganathan’s For The Love of Hip Hop

Rylan’s Rybiza Anthems

Scott Mills’ Wonder Years

Tony Blackburn’s Golden Years

Read more: See more of what’s on in and around Preston

Sunday 8 September

DJ Spoony’s Good Groove

Gary Davies’ Sounds of the 80s

Paddy McGuinness’ Sunday School Disco

Sara Cox’s Wower Hour

Trevor Nelson’s Rhythm Nation

Vernon Kay’s Dance Sounds of the 90s

The festival, running throughout the weekend of 7 and 8 September, will see Sting and Pet Shop Boys headline the weekend’s music line-up.

Tickets for the Saturday have now sold out, but tickets for the Sunday – priced £59 per person – remain available via the BBC website.

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