Sounds Like Friday Night to return for a second series

Sounds Like Friday Night to return for a second series

BBC One's primetime music show Sounds Like Friday Night has been recommissioned for a second series.

Made by Fulwell 73, it will feature five 30-minute episodes and will air next spring from the studios at TV Centre, West London.

Fronted by Radio 1’s Greg James and 1Xtra’s Dotty, the series has welcomed star co-hosts Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Craig David, Liam Payne, Paloma Faith and Jason Derulo. It has also featured performances from the likes of 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.

“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," said Bob Shennan, director, BBC Radio and Music.

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

The first series, which concluded on Friday (December 8), has averaged two million viewers across six shows.The most viewed clip from the series on the BBC’s YouTube channel is Charlie Puth’s performance of How Long, currently with 1.43m views.

Gabe Turner, partner at Fulwell 73, said: “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.”

Read Music Week's armchair review of the first episode here, our behind the scenes report here and find out what the biz wanted from the new show here.

Click here to revisit our Sounds Like Friday Night cover story.

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