JEFF LYNNE'S ELO IN CONCERT AT HYDE PARK (2014)
Something very special indeed to close the show for this year's Festival In A Day. We're delighted to have Jeff Lynne's legendary ELO performing on a festival stage for the first time in 28 years.
Formed in Birmingham in 1970, the Electric Light Orchestra went on to become one of the most successful bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s.
An extraordinary run of 26 UK top 40 singles made Jeff Lynne's anthemic ELO songs some of the most recognizable of the last forty years.
Jeff went on to work with many of his musical heroes including Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, the Everly Brothers and his Traveling Wilburys bandmates Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Roy Orbison.
Talking about his Festival In A Day performance, Jeff said: “I haven’t performed live in quite some time, and I know the fans have asked for it a lot over the years. It’s very exciting to come to Hyde Park with Radio 2 and do something this big, and I’m very much looking forward to playing my ELO songs for everyone.”
For this unique performance, Jeff and ELO will be accompanied by the famously versatile BBC Concert Orchestra. We can't think of a more exciting finale to this year's event! (01:21:59)