BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 has unveiled the schedule and broadcast plans for this year’s event, which will take place digitally for the first time from Saturday 24 October - Saturday 31 October 2020.

The week-long programme will bring audiences an array of live performances, masterclasses, talks and interactive sessions featuring high profile BBC Music Introducing alumni, industry experts and special guests.

Over the course of the week BBC Music Introducing LIVE will host five Headline Masterclasses which will take place daily from 6pm on the Introducing Live website. Lianne La Havas, Mykki Blanco, Pendulum, Charlie Hedges and many more have been added to the line-up and will join the likes of HAIM, Ray BLK, Moses Boyd and Tom Misch who will all be offering their expert advice on different panel discussions, including: Women in Music, LGBTQ+ Artists Sparking A Revolution, Keeping Live Alive, Fund It Till You Make it and Owning Your Heritage: A Conversation About Race and Diversity.

Rob Swire, Pendulum, says: “I’m really looking forward to the masterclass with BBC Music Introducing LIVE. I’ll be talking about Pendulum, Knife Party and my experiences of working in music. I hope it can provide some insight to aspiring artists.”
Charlie Hedges says: “I’m really excited to be taking part in BBC Music Introducing LIVE’s ‘Fund It Till You Make It’ Masterclass, sharing my own experiences and offering my advice to aspiring DJs and presenters.”
BBC Music Introducing will also be teaming up with BBC Bitesize to offer audiences an interactive experience during each of the Headline Masterclasses. This will be hosted by BBC Music Introducing’s Jaguar and will include a Q&A session which will allow audiences to engage with the topic on a deeper level.

Other highlights from BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 will also feature on Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Asian Network and will include a special session from Arlo Parks on Radio 1 and Radio 2, as well as a session from Holly Humberstone on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show.

The full line-up and schedule for the event can be found on the BBC Music Introducing LIVE website.

BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 Broadcast Plans
Radio 1
BBC Introducing on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens
25th October, 23:00-00:30
Huw Stephens will be joined by Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches.

Radio 1's Future Sounds with Annie Mac
28th October, 19:00
Phil Taggart is sitting in for Annie Mac and will be joined by Arlo Parks for a special session at 19:00.

Danny Howard
30th October, 20:00-22:00
Jaguar is sitting in for Danny Howard and will be hosting a special Introducing Dance Spotlight Show.

BBC Introducing on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens
1st November, 23:00-00:30
Huw Stephens will present a roundup of the week with highlights and special performances.

Radio 2

Dermot O’Leary
24th October, 08:00–10:00
Dermot O’Leary will be joined by Holly Humberstone for a special session.

The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show
27th October, 06:30-09:30
Zoe Ball will be joined by Huw Stephens who will be talking all things BBC Music Introducing Live 2020.

Jo Whiley
28th October, 19:00-21:00
Jo Whiley will be joined by Arlo Parks for a special session.

1Xtra

DJ Target
DJ Target will be reflecting BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 during his 1Xtra show including highlights from the week.
6 Music

The Tom Robinson Show
24th October, 21:00-00:00
Tom Robinson will host a Masterclass with folk musician Steve Knightley, about how to make money through streamed gigs.

BBC Music Introducing Mixtape
25th October, 01:00
BBC Music Introducing Mixtape showcasing the best new music uploaded to Introducing from around the UK.

Steve Lamacq
26th – 30th October, 16:00-19:00
Tom Ravenscroft sitting in for Steve Lamacq will have highlights of the must hear music masterclasses throughout the week.

Asian Network
Bobby Friction
26th – 30th October, 19:00-22:00
Bobby Friction will be dedicating his shows all week to BBC Music Introducing Live 2020.
BBC Asian Network Instagram Account - @bbcasiannetwork

Inspire ME Q&A Instagram Live: How To Get Your Music Played
28th October, 17:00
Asian Network will be hosting an Instagram live Q&A in association with BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 to give advice to those wanting to get their music played on the radio. The session will be hosted by Asian Network’s Breakfast Host Harpz Kaur who will be speaking to:
Bobby Friction (Asian Network DJ & Presenter)
Shashi Wilson-Joshi (Asian Network Music Team)
Ezu (Singer, Songwriter & Producer)

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