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More info about the BBC’s bloody music awards

By | Published on Wednesday 19 November 2014

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The BBC has announced some more information about its first ever BBC Music Awards, which will take place on 11 Dec at Earls Court and about which I’m sure you’re all very excited indeed. You excited? Of course you are. Why wouldn’t you be? Well, apart from all the obvious reasons.

Anyway, here’s all you need to know from the Beeb’s latest announcements (actually, a bit of this we already knew)…

1. BBC 1, Radio 1 and Radio 2 will unite for a live simulcast of the event plus pre and post show wobblings.

2. While Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will host the main proceedings, Jo Whiley and Nick Grimshaw will present programming leading up to the big event.

3. Zane Lowe and Sara Cox will then host a live after party from 10pm.

4. One Direction, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit and Paloma Faith are all confirmed to play, but there are more star turns to be announced.

5. There will be no less than three awards: British Artist Of The Year, International Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year Award.

6. Finalists for the Song Of The Year Award will be announced on the Radio 1 and Radio 2 breakfast shows earlier in the day opening up public voting.

7. Radio 1’s Greg James will broadcast his show live from the venue, regularly phoning in to Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 show for chats.

8. This will all be an utter waste of time and money that could be much better spent on BBC Radio’s brilliant specialist shows, while labels and publishers will be forced to shell out on yet another big night out for their staff and artists, just so the same old acts can get yet another big fat pat of the back, only this time thanks to a licence fee payer subsidy.

It’s possible not every one of those came from the BBC’s official announcement.