Sounds Like Friday Night to return to BBC One in 2018 with second series


BBC One’s new Friday night music show Sounds Like Friday Night will return in 2018.

BBC One and BBC Music have recommissioned primetime music show, Sounds Like Friday Night, for a second series.

Made by Fulwell 73, it will air next spring and broadcast from the legendary studios at TV Centre, West London.

Fronted by Radio 1’s Greg James and 1Xtra’s Dotty, the current first series has welcomed star co-hosts Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Craig David, Liam Payne, Paloma Faith and Jason Derulo.

Plus there have been performances from both UK and international artists, including The Killers, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, Rita Ora, Kasabian, Sigrid, Mabel, London Grammar, Anne-Marie, Stereophonics, Royal Blood, Jessie Ware, Charlie Puth, Stefflon Don, Rag’n’Bone Man, Raye and Hurts.

Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio and Music, says: “Sounds Like Friday Night has brought an incredible range of artists to the heart of the BBC One schedule. We are hugely excited to recommission it for a second series.”

Jan Younghusband, Head of TV Commissioning for BBC Music, added: “We are so delighted to continue this great new music series in Spring 2018, bringing exciting new and established talent to our audience.”

Gabe Turner, partner at Fulwell 73, commented: “We’re so delighted to be bringing the show back in April. As passionate music fans the chance to put music back on prime time terrestrial television has been an honour. We’ve been blown away by the support of the industry and will continue to work as hard as we can to deliver a show that showcases some of the great music in the UK and the rest of the world.”

Five, 30 minute episodes have been commissioned for the second series.