BBC Electric Proms line up

The BBC announced today that Paul Weller will be the performer opening the inaugural BBC Electric Proms at the Roundhouse, Camden on Wednesday 25th October. In addition, The Magic Numbers, The Zutons and The Fratellis have also been announced as the final acts to complete a line up which sees over 50 artists, from genres ranging from jazz and soul to rock and pop, committed to creating new moments in music.

Paul Weller has always had a reputation for pushing musical boundaries, from his early days as leader of the The Jam (who played at the Roundhouse in the 70s), right up to the most recent release of his As Is Now album. For BBC Electric Proms, the man credited as the elder statesman of pop will create a one-off performance of unique collaborations with heritage and contemporary artists.  He will also perform classic tracks from his 30-year career, as well as debuting new, previously unheard material.

When asked about his BBC Electric Proms performance Weller commented, “I’ve not played at the Roundhouse since 1977 so it will be quite nice to go back. I suppose it reminds me of my youth, when I first started playing in London.”

Joining Weller on the bill will be The Magic Numbers, premiering tracks from their forthcoming album Those The Brokes. This performance will be the bands first major UK show ahead of their tour in November.

Liverpool quartet The Zutons will be funking things up on Friday 27th October, appearing at the Roundhouse on the bill before Godfather of Soul James Brown. They will take time out before their forthcoming UK tour to perform some of the hits from their latest platinum-selling album Tired of Hanging Around.

In addition, three piece Scots indie rockers The Fratellis have also been added to the bill alongside rock legends The Who for a special performance at the Roundhouse on Sunday 29th October.

BBC Electric Proms takes place from October 25th to 29th at the Roundhouse and at satellite venues all over Camden. The event will be broadcast across a number of BBC television and radio networks including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, 1Xtra, 6 Music, BBC Asian Network and BBC World Service. There will be extensive online coverage, and digital television viewers will be able to enjoy performances on demand at the push of the red button.

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