Absolute Radio to bring Elbow to St Paul's

Absolute Radio has announced an intimate gig by the band Elbow in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, ahead of its summer of live music programming, 'Absolute Radio Live'.

Elbow: performing in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral
Elbow: performing in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral
The gig follows a number of Absolute Radio events in unusual locations, including the first rock gig in The Houses of Parliament with Biffy Clyro, stopping the traffic in Regent Street for a performance from Madness and Elton John at the Union Chapel.

The Elbow gig will take place on 26 May and will be broadcast on Absolute Radio on 5 June from 7pm to 8pm. The recording will be repeated on Absolute Radio's digital station Absolute Radio 00s.

Absolute Radio will be recording and streaming Elbow in Fully Lossless Audio Codec (or FLAC) technology, known as full high definition audio, which a spokeswoman said will provide a superior audio experience for fans.

Clive Dickens, chief operating officer at Absolute Radio, said: "We're passionate about live music and are using Absolute Radio's digital expertise to bring our listeners even closer to the performances in 2011.

"Elbow are a hugely popular band amongst our audiences and we are incredibly proud they are kicking off Absolute Radio Live - to do it in such a memorable setting as St Paul's Cathedral will make it all the more special."

Absolute Radio's summer line-up of events includes The Isle of Wight Festival, Hard Rock Calling, the 80s Rewind Festival, Pulp at the Wireless Festival and two Kings of Leon gigs from Hyde Park.

The radio station has severed commercial ties to the V Festival but still has editorial interests in this year's event.

Last month, insurance brand Swiftcover.com renewed its sponsorship of Absolute Radio Live in a deal which will see the station stage a festival in a listener's garden and the brand sponsoring Absolute Radio's version of the Radioplayer.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Square Mile publisher aims for 450,000 users for Festival Baby site

Square Mile publisher aims for 450,000 users for Festival Baby site

Square Up Media, the publisher of Square Mile magazine, is moving into the music publishing market with Festival Baby, a new website for festival fans.

Share
The language of content and how to find an agency that is fluent

The language of content and how to find an agency that is fluent

More than a few voices speaking at once normally means an inability to hear anything that's being said, regardless of the wisdom of any one speaker.

Share
Watch the first YouTube clip, nine years on

Watch the first YouTube clip, nine years on

This week marks the ninth anniversary of the first clip uploaded on YouTube, a 19-second video of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

Share

Get news by email