To celebrate Australia Day, digital radio station BBC 6 Music is turning its schedule upside down and getting a bit Australian.
All programming across the day will reflect the Australian theme through music and guests.
Aussie comedy duo Hamish and Andy will bring their chemistry and unique comedic stylings back to 6 Music, after their successful debut on the network in December.
Hamish and Andy say: “It’s our understanding the UK comes to an absolute stand still on Australia Day with schools, business and government shutting down for the day. We are honoured to be a part of official proceedings”
Gideon Coe ends the day with a show consisting entirely of Australian artists, including concert highlights from AC/DC and The Triffids plus sessions tracks by C.W.Stoneking, The Birthday Party, Julia Stone, Dead Can Dance. He also plays a new live track from Powderfinger, recorded especially for 6 Music by Sydney’s Triple J radio station at the Big Day Out festival.
The full schedule for the day:
7.00-10.00am Steve Lamacq
10.00-1.00pm Lauren Laverne
1.00-4.00pm Hamish and Andy
4.00-7.00pm Shaun Keavney
7.00-9.00pm Marc Riley
9.00-12 Midnight Gideon Coe
Tune in at: www.bbc.co.uk/6music/