Channel 4 axes Live From Abbey Road programme

Channel 4 axes Live From Abbey Road programme

Channel 4 is to bring the Live From Abbey Road music show to an end on its channels.

Live From Abbey Road was launched in 2007 and has featured 135 performances at the London studio over 100 episodes.

The final edition, which will air from midnight on June 18, will include performances Muse (pictured), Ed Sheeran, Mary J Blige, Herbie Hancock, Florence And The Machine Elbow and Michael Bublé among others.

“It is hard to imagine a more fitting end to this fabulous series," said Channel 4 commissioning editor for formats, features and music Jonny Rothery.

"We’ve loved having the shows on Channel 4 and hope our viewers have enjoyed the unique look and sound of these wonderful artists. Thank you to the artists and their record labels for their support over the years.

The master recordings from the series are now set to be auctioned off by Live From Abbey Road producer Michael Gleason.

“Our superb team were honoured to work with Channel 4 and bring these brilliant musical artists to the television screen. While I’m sad to see the series end, I’m sure a new group of guardians will keep our recordings of the series safe for future generations," he said. "These recordings are truly a piece of music history.”

Earlier this year BBC Introducing announced it was partnering with Abbey Road studios to support new UK talent with recording opportunities.

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