BBC 2’s eclectic music show ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ is set to return this week for its 49th season. The BBC have released information regarding the first two episodes, and it is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for the show.
Later… with Jools Holland has become something of a British institution since it was first broadcast in 1992. It has enjoyed an incredible 295 episodes and experienced some of the best performances given by some of the worlds greatest musicians.
For those unaware of the show, Jools is one of the only mainstream outlets in the UK to feature new and upcoming artists. Over the years it has provided a platform for a number of musicians, and prides itself on giving young artists a chance to perform on a national level.
Some of the artists that have achieved huge success due to their performances on Later include Radiohead, Cat Power, Bon Iver, Wild Beasts, Arctic Monkeys and Seasick Steve.
The show is also notorious for reigniting interest in some forgotten music legends, and does not play exclusively to a younger demographic.
It was confirmed this week that the first episode of Later will including music from Kings of Leon, Jack White, M83, Sting and Banks. There will also be a special interview with rock legend Jimmy Page, who will be discussing Led Zeppelin’s new compilation record ‘Complete BBC Sessions’. A live segment of the episode will be broadcast on Tuesday night (September 13), and the full pre-recorded episode will air on Friday (September 16).
The second episode is set to feature live performances from Jamie T, Beth Orton, Madness, Gallant and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man.
The show will go out on BBC 2 in the UK, and MTV Live in the US. It will also be made available online via the BBC iPlayer.