BBC Radio 2 has confirmed it is to host a concert in Hyde Park paying tribute to Elvis Presley.
As revealed exclusively by The Stage in May, Elvis Forever will take place this September and is being held to mark his 75th birthday, which would have been this year.
The event will be held on September 12 and is being hosted by Chris Evans.
Radio 2 promised it will “bring together some of the greatest names in pop and rock music to perform his best loved and most popular songs”. The line-up of performers at Elvis Forever will be announced shortly.
Evans said: “As the Radio 2 audience knows, I am a huge Elvis fan and it’s an honour to host such a celebration of the enduring appeal of his music.”
Elvis Forever will be broadcast live on Radio 2, and the station’s website will feature exclusive backstage footage and interviews from the event.
Lewis Carnie, Radio 2 head of programming, said: “Elvis’s music has an enduring appeal to Radio 2 listeners of all ages, so I’m thrilled that our friends at Graceland in Memphis are working with us on this event.”
Radio 2’s Elvis Forever concert follows last year’s event, Thank You for the Music… A Celebration of the Music of Abba, which featured Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Chaka Khan.