Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 14:30

BBC Music and the Eden Project have today (Thursday 14 April) announced ‘Duran Duran live at Eden with BBC Music Day’ on Friday 3 June 2016, when BBC Music Day returns for the second year.

BBC Music Day Ambassadors, and musical legends, Duran Duran, will headline the finale of BBC Music Day at the Eden Project, with the iconic Biomes providing the backdrop to the spectacular outdoor stage.

The 6,000 capacity concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 as part of a four hour special hosted by Sara Cox from 8pm – midnight. The concert will also feature in a BBC One special programme broadcast later that weekend. BBC One’s The One Show will also be coming live from the Eden Project in the build up to the concert.

Duran Duran said: “We’re really proud to be Ambassadors for BBC Music Day and to bring the Paper Gods tour to the stunning surroundings of the Eden Project. We’ve wanted to play there for many years. We love the idea of BBC Music Day; it’s a fantastic way to bring people together across the country and to promote live music.  So, whether it’s taking part in one of the events or watching or listening to the artists who are part of this year’s celebration, we hope everyone gets involved in this very exciting initiative.”

Bob Shennan, Controller, Radio 2 and Director, BBC Music, said: “Duran Duran Live at Eden will be a perfect finale to this year’s BBC Music Day. We’ll be broadcasting the concert live on BBC Radio 2, so wherever people are in the UK, they will be able to enjoy their new music and sing along to their classic hits.”

Rita Broe, Eden’s Marketing Director, said: “We're so proud to play host to the grand finale of BBC Music Day. Duran Duran are set to rock the Biomes at this very special event – they are legends and we're thrilled to have them headline.”

Rita added: “BBC Music Day is fast becoming a massive day in the UK music calendar, and Cornwall will be a fitting place to provide a very exciting climax to a great day of live performance up and down the country. Watch out for announcements of more very special guests for Duran Duran live at Eden with BBC Music Day over the coming weeks.”

Tickets are now on sale to Eden Inside Track pass holders until 2pm on Monday 18 April. General tickets sales start from 4pm on Monday 18 April. Tickets will be available online only through Duran Duran live at Eden with BBC Music Day will start from 6pm on Friday June 3.  Tickets allow entry to the Eden Project on the day of the event and the day after (Saturday 4 June).

BBC Music Day is returning for its second year, celebrating all types of music from around the UK and the Channel Islands. Bringing live music to people through an exciting range of events around the theme of collaboration, it aims to unite communities across different generations. BBC Music Day will feature broadcasts across BBC TV, Radio and digital services from 6am to midnight.

The Eden Project is an educational charity and visitor destination in Cornwall. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.