Channel 4 will show an incredible line up of music specials in the run up to Christmas – jam-packed with some of the most exciting UK acts including Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, JLS, Olly Murs, Snow Patrol and The Saturdays.
Hotly tipped singer songwriter Ed Sheeran performs his debut album ‘+’, recorded live at a packed Shepherd’s Bush Empire in Ed Sheeran Live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Also recorded live, this time at London’s iconic Hackney Empire, Florence and the Machine: The Ceremonial Live from Hackney Empire. Florence Welch aka Florence + The Machine exclusively performs songs from ‘Ceremonials’; the long awaited follow up to her multi-platinum selling debut album ‘Lungs’.
There are also special editions of the Album Chart Show featuring some of the UK’s most loved pop acts including Olly Murs, JLS and The Saturdays.
And in T4 Favourites: Snow Patrol., we join Snow Patrol for a chat and an exclusive performance from their long awaited new album ‘Fallen Empires’
Continuing through November Professor Green Unseen; a brand new reality series documenting the life of the chart topping rapper as he builds up to the release of his much anticipated second album. Also SBTV: From Bedroom to Boardroom; is a fast paced series charting the rise of the online phenomenon SBTV, the UK’s biggest online youth broadcaster. The programme follows the challenges and accomplishments of 12 young people as they prepare for the launch of their new website and on their quest to find the next big things in music.
In December, brand new music series, InputOutput, hosted by Mighty Boosh star Rich Fulcher, will feature two new up and coming bands each week.
The critically acclaimed Live from Abbey Road returns for a new series, filmed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios featuring performances from various artists.
Also returning in December is T4 Stars of 2011, an exciting music event hosted at London’s Earls Court. With performances from The Wanted, Jessie J, Wretch 32, Professor Green, Example, Ed Sheeran, Pixie Lott and Dappy. As if those acts weren’t enough, stars of Hollyoaks, Made In Chelsea and TOWIE will also be joining the party.
A Very Cee Lo Christmas (w/t) is a one off programme filmed in the UK. Larger than life Cee Lo Green celebrates Christmas and all things British, featuring T4′s Matt Edmondson.
And to top off this bumper line up, the Album Chart Show Introduces features exclusive performances and chat – profiling up and coming new artists including Labrinth, Cover Drive and Cher Lloyd.
Head of T4 and Music, Neil McCallum, said “We’re delighted to be mirroring the record industries busy release schedule, with a range of specials and series that fully reflects many of this autumns key releases. Our on-going commitment to delivering first class access to some of 2011′s hottest stars, with their own, dedicated standalone programmes will provide our viewers with some fantastic music television in the run up to Christmas.”