Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 00:15

The Eden Project and the BBC today (Tuesday October 13) announced that music fans can see Elton John and his band perform Elton Live at Eden exclusively on BBC iPlayer from October 23.

On June 16 and 17 Elton played two acclaimed sell-out concerts in front of the world-famous Biomes, his first concerts in Cornwall for 30 years.

Elton Live at Eden includes many of his iconic hits and album tracks such as Candle in the Wind, I’m Still Standing, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Crocodile Rock.

Elton John said: “The Eden Sessions shows we did in June were so exciting for my band and myself. The Eden Project is a very beautiful venue with a joyous atmosphere, and it brought a smile to my face every time I looked out to the audience to see so many people of all ages enjoying my music! That’s what it’s all about – it’s why I do what I do."

Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project, said: “It felt magical seeing a man who created so much of the soundtrack to our lives playing against the backdrop of the Eden Biomes. This wonderful artist even out-blings our domes. We love him. And were left feeling that we had watched a national treasure in our midst. A real privilege.”

James Stirling, Editor, BBC Music, said: “We’re really excited to bring this iconic performance with Elton to BBC iPlayer for music fans to enjoy at home or on-the-go, whenever and wherever they are.”

Elton Live at Eden will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer from the October 23 at midday. The show will be available to view for 30 days.

The Eden Sessions began in 2002 and are renowned for the stature of the artists they attract and the unique setting of the Eden arena against the backdrop of the biomes.  Elton’s performance was a highlight of the fourteenth year of the Eden Sessions.

In 2015, the Eden Sessions also put on shows headlined by Paolo Nutini, Ben Howard, Paloma Faith, Motorhead and Spandau Ballet. Previous years have seen artists including Elbow, Oasis, Ellie Goulding, Sigur Ros and Blink-182 grace the Eden Sessions stage.

BBC iPlayer is available on over 10,000 devices in the UK for free, from computers and smartphones to tablets and connected TVs. 2014 was a record-breaking year for BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio which saw 3.5bn TV and radio programme requests across all devices and the catch-up window extend from seven to 30 days.

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