Friday Night Is Music Night: Radio 2's 50th Anniversary

14 September
Friday Night Is Music Night: Radio 2's 50th Anniversary 14 September

Stand back as Ken Bruce wheels in the birthday cake and lights the candles for Radio 2’s 50th anniversary!

In this special concert Ken Bruce aided and abetted by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell recalls some of the great programmes and moments of Radio 2’s long history. We’ve been waking you up, driving you home, informing, educating, entertaining and tucking you up in bed for the last half century. Presenters past and present gather at the Hackney Empire in London for a good old catch up and to remember shows such as Open HouseBreakfast SpecialLate Night Extra; the News HuddlinesWaggoner’s WalkSing Something Simple and many,many more.

Our guests include a singer-songwriter whose pen and ink has provided classic hit songs throughout all five decades. He’s written for nearly all Radio 2’s mainstream artists over the years such as Diana Ross, Julio Iglesias, Tina Turner, The Hollies, Leo Sayer, The Carpenters, Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin. He is Albert Hammond – and tonight he’ll perform a selection of classic Radio 2 hits with the full BBC Concert Orchestra.


Hackney Empire

Sorry this show is fully booked. 

FREE  –   You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.

 Every attendee must bring approved photo ID (please see BBC Shows FAQ page for a full list of accepted ID)

Please Note: No tickets will be available from Hackney Empire Box Office.

Doors open: 6.45pm
Recording starts: 7.30pm
Age Restrictions : Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age: 10 years


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