BBC stations to raise nation's spirits with the Great British Singalong

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BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network will be joining forces next week for the BBC’s Great British Singalong, a mass singalong designed to lift the nation’s spirits.

The BBC’s five popular music stations will come together in a multiway simulcast at 9am on Thursday, with each station bringing along one song that they think the public will love to join in with, wherever they are.

Greg James will be leading the singalong on Radio 1 with Dermot O’Leary (who is covering for Zoe Ball) on Radio 2, Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Dotty on 1Xtra, and Harpz Kaur on the Asian Network.

Ahead of Thursday morning, each station will be asking their listeners which track they should bring to the singalong, but the final song choices will lie with each of the presenters.

James said: “Nothing brings people together quite like radio does. It’s been a great comfort for me to have a focus during this extraordinary time. I’m so glad the listeners find what we’re currently doing a useful distraction as well. I can’t wait to annoy all the 6 Music listeners with my choice.”

All the presenters will be broadcasting from their own, separate studios.