The BBC has contracted Toby Alington and his team at Richmond Studios Productions to mix and record live-to-air music performances from the Give It Up for Comic Relief show at Wembley Arena on Wednesday.
Using Floating Earth’s state-of-the-art OB truck and SSL mixing desk, taking nearly 200 live feeds from the stage, Alington and company will ensure the highest standard of audio is broadcast to the nation.
They will be working with double BRIT Award winner, Emeli Sandé, along with Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Paloma Faith, Jessie J, Jake Bugg, Nicole Scherzinger, and Rizzle Kicks. Russell Brand will host the show, and he will be joined by comedians Simon Amstell, Noel Fielding, Frankie Boyle, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, Doc Brown and Eddie Izzard.
Give It Up for Comic Relief will be broadcast live on BBC Three with backstage coverage presented by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. Highlights of the concert will be on BBC One this Friday at 11:35pm. Proceeds from the event will help people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.