Greg James and A.Dot have been announced as the emcees of a new, primetime music substantiate on BBC One.
Sounds Like Friday Night will be the first regular, mainstream music program on the BBC since Top of the Pops was cancelled in 2006.
Broadcast live from Television Centre, it promises to feature “the hottest bands and creators in the world”, alongside interviews and sketches.
Brit Award-winners Royal Blood have written the show’s theme tune.
“We always pictured doing something like this one day, ” said the band.
“It’s huge that a brand-new depict celebrating live music is back at the BBC and creating a home for brand-new cliques to build a bigger gathering. We’re roused to be a part of it.”
The show will launch in October.
James, who got his break in student radio, has hosted Radio 1’s drivetime demonstrate since 2012, and divulges the Official Charts every Friday.
A.Dot is the stage name of Ashley Charles, a rapper who has be carried out with Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot.
Also known as Amplify Dot or Dotty, she currently presents the 1Xtra Breakfast show, where she has become known for her Prank Calls feature.
‘Home for new acts’
The two emcees will be joined by a different client sun every week, who will take part in cartoons, as well as acting live.
The format seems similar to Adele at the BBC – which peculiarity a viral cartoon in which Adele auditioned to play her own lookalike.
“We have been missing a primetime music show from our Tv screens for too long so it’s fair to say being part of Resounds Like Friday Night is something I’m truly, really excited about, ” said James in a statement.
“One thing that’s splendid about the show is being able to provide new and emerging plays a dwelling alongside the megastars, introducing them to a new audience.”
The brand-new show is being produced by Fulwell 73, the company behind James Corden’s US chat present and Carpool Karaoke sketches.
It has been in development since 2014, as “owners corporations” scoured for a music show format that worked.
“Pop music has no divine right to be on BBC One, ” BBC Music boss Bob Shennan told Music Week earlier this year.
“The reality is that, if you lodge a succession of executions on one after another, and there’s nothing special about it, it’s not inevitably going to allure the audience.”
“We want to open[ creators] up so you accompany them for who they are and have fun with them, ” said Gabe Turner of Fulwell 73. “With the sketches, it’s not just presenting a sung, but suffering their world.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of Sounds Like Friday Night, ” supplemented A.Dot. “Each week I’ll be fulfilling fellow music fans from around the UK, getting the lowdown from the observers on social media and bringing best available music to you at home. I can’t await! ”
Sounds Like Friday Night has been given an initial operate of six occurrences – neatly repetition Top of the Pops, which was commissioned for half a dozen bouts in 1964.
That programme discontinued up guiding for 42 times, registering its highest gathering in 1979, when more than 19 million people tuned in to accompany Dr Hook’s When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman exceeding the chart.
But by 2002, it had lost millions of onlookers to 24 -hour music canals like MTV. The appearance was eventually shunted to BBC Two before being cancelled.
Music has continued to play a key role on BBC Four, with archive espiodes of TOTP appearing alongside music films and the new Live Lounge appearance, which compiles the best live acts on BBC Radio 1.
On BBC Two, Afterward … With Jools Holland is celebrating its 25 th commemoration, while coverage of Glastonbury, T in the Park and the Reading and Leeds commemorations are televised throughout the summer.
The music industry has received the new reveal enthusiastically.
“The BBC is a phenomenal advocate of British music across its radio yield, and we have been encouraging senior BBC execs over the last few years to step up and do more to showcase Britain’s shocking music culture to the person on television too, ” said Geoff Taylor, head of the BPI, which represents the UK’s recorded music industry.
“We are stimulated at this new opportunity for some of this country’s unique aptitude to reach a mainstream TV audience. We chose the succession every success in the hope that it will become a long-term fixture on our screens. With Greg James at the helm it should have every hazard of doing well.”