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The Line-Up with Shaun Keaveny

39 EpisodesProduced by Sony Music UKWebsite

Who would play at your dream festival? Shaun Keaveny's got a lifetime of festival moments (well, the ones he can remember) to draw on as each episode he guides a music-loving guest to share their 5 favourite acts to see on stage in a field somewhere. From the first band waking up your senses to that… read more

39 Episodes | 2021 - 2023

Gaz Coombes – Confidence, Tiny Bread & Death Row Hamburger

January 18th, 2023


From Supergrass to solo, singer-songwriter Gaz Coombes steers us through the musical moments that shaped his sound, from his early childhood in San …

Joe Cornish – Ghosts, Infinite Toilets & Stephen/Steven

January 11th, 2023


From writing for Steven Spielberg, to directing ghosts for Netflix, and broadcasting with his mate Adam Buxton (Stephen!), Joe Cornish knows a thing or two about creating something fantastical. So, he’s perfectly at …

Joe Lycett – Beckham Anxiety, Being Nice & Hating Festivals

December 14th, 2022


Alongside his festival choices, Joe Lycett breaks down what it was really like to pretend to the world that he would shred ten-thousand pounds unless …

Rag’n’Bone Man – Bacon, Rum & The Power of No

December 7th, 2022


Turns out Rag’n’Bone Man – aka Rory Graham – is just as likely to be serving bacon baps at his kids’ rugby club, as he is headlining arenas. He’s also a dab hand at making pasties and killer pop choruses, as he shares a …

Johnny Marr (Part 1) – Babysitters, Blues & Transcendence

November 30th, 2022


From forming The Smiths, to working with The The, Pet Shop Boys, Modest Mouse, Electronic, The Cribs, not to mention his solo work, sure, Johnny Marr …

Johnny Marr (Part 2) – Band Break-Ups, Bouncing Back & Eddie Vedder

November 30th, 2022


Good people attract more good people, as Johnny delves into how Eddie Vedder, Alicia Keys and Chrissie Hynde have all helped shape his life over the years. From seminal band break-ups to musical reinventions and …

S4 Trailer

November 23rd, 2022


The British winter can be cold and oh-so-very wet so who wouldn’t rather be dreaming of a fantasy festival somewhere beautiful and warm, where all …

Live at Latitude ’22: Groove Armada – Chances, Legends & Tofu Pig

July 26th, 2022


They had us at ‘cocktails with Elton’, and ‘tofu pig’. A packed-out Listening Post tent at Suffolk’s Latitude Festival saw Shaun welcome Tom Findlay …

Live at Glastonbury '22: Dick and Dom – Ibiza, Raving & Bogies

June 28th, 2022


In this first ever Line-Up *live* with an audience at the Glastonbury festival 2022, a can or two of lager may have been supped at the Crow’s Nest stage... Still, Bafta winning kids TV presenters Dick and Dom, share …

Paul Banks – Interpol, Sax & Surfing

June 21st, 2022


Interpol frontman Paul Banks gets to celebrate Shaun's special birthday (by design, not mere coincidence obvs) as he digs deep into his saxophone …

S3 Finale Trailer

June 14th, 2022


On Shaun's 50th birthday, it's business as usual, so here's a bite of the S3 finale coming next week!

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Serge Pizzorno – Kasabian Culture, Knebworth & Kids

June 7th, 2022


Kasabian singer-songwriter Serge talks to Shaun about the transitions the band has undergone and how it feels to move from the side to front of stage. Fuelled by margaritas and Mexican food, do not underestimate Serge’s …

Yannis Philippakis - Rock Screams, Hedonism & Headlining

May 31st, 2022


Foals are one of the ultimate festival bands, so frontman Yannis brings all that field experience to play here. Including how music saved his life as …

Steven Wilson – Porcupine Tree Returns, Surround Sound & Noise Manipulation

May 17th, 2022


Multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, guitarist Steven Wilson, also of Porcupine Tree fame, breaks the Line-Up format in spectacular fashion …

John Simm – Roles Of A Lifetime, Shakespeare & Shakin’ Stevens

May 10th, 2022


You may know him best as an actor, but John Simm is also a fine musician, just ask Echo & The Bunnymen or New Order. John shares his early guitar-playing ambitions from gigging with his dad, to switching gears to …

Self Esteem – Happiness, Envy & Chris Martin’s T-shirts

May 3rd, 2022


Rebecca Lucy Taylor, aka Self Esteem, is a force of nature bringing her favourite musicians to the North Anston pit top for her fantasy festival. There’s talk of her art practise featuring Chris Martin’s T-shirts …

Paddy Considine – Targaryen Tongue-Twisters, Music Tribes & Emulsion Make-Up

April 26th, 2022


Music came long before acting for Paddy Considine, rivalling siblings for records, losing himself in songs & transforming a friend with a nose …

Ed O’Brien – Radiohead Relations, Imposter Syndrome & Samba

April 19th, 2022


Radiohead guitarist Ed discusses his diplomatic ‘mum’ role in the iconic Oxfordshire band, wrestling with imposter syndrome while also expanding his …

Kae Tempest – Time Travelling, Boxing & Beats

April 12th, 2022


Kae Tempest’s imagination runs beautifully wild, putting unexpected performers together for their time travelling festival. Two of the greatest …

Kiefer Sutherland – DIY Decking, Cat-sitting & 24 Fantasies

April 5th, 2022


Kiefer Sutherland gives good anecdote. From the motorcycle dreaming that got him through years of filming 24, to the near-miss with the cat that belonged to Robert Downey Jr and Sarah Jessica Parker. And musing that …

Ricky Gervais – Gratitude, Grief & Vegan Whoppers

January 19th, 2022


It’s that laugh that gets you every time, as Ricky Gervais deliberates his music greats and reminisces about that one time David Bowie serenaded him in New York. There’s a Central Park reunion, arguably Oxfordshire’s …

George Ezra – Public Perceptions, Bottled Sunshine & Murphy’s

January 12th, 2022


A good mood is hard to write effectively into a song, but George Ezra has that knack which he happily shares along with his dream festival. Prepare …

Natasha Bedingfield – Singing Siblings, Disruptive Duets & Snoop

December 29th, 2021


Unexpected sums up Natasha Bedingfield’s Lit Festival where an Icelandic superstar shares a stage with Slim Shady, and everyone’s encouraged to share their feelings as well as their music. Natasha reveals what she …

Felix White – Whale Eyes, Purpose & Productive Tension

December 22nd, 2021


Felix Navidad! As he shall now be known… The former Maccabee, now Tailender, eschews cricket for an all-out music extravaganza divulging personal …

Andrew Garfield – Ego Death, Spidey Practise & Big Sur

December 15th, 2021


There’s a meeting of minds between Andrew Garfield and Shaun Keaveny that truth be told, we hadn’t seen coming, but very much appreciate. So prepare …

Maxine Peake - Lancashire Ley Lines, Laughter & A Sort Of Musical

December 8th, 2021


Actor Maxine Peake takes us on a magical mystery tour of the North West (England), fuelled by crumpets, barm cakes with added pie, and music spanning the globe and genres. There’s a goddess of stage and screen, Greek …

Nadine Shah – Pizza, Jay Rayner & Geordie Accents

December 1st, 2021


With just 3 words - pizza for breakfast – we were already sold on singer-songwriter Nadine Shah’s fantasy festival, but then came her music choices. …

Tim Burgess – Bubble Tea, Listening Parties & Lakes

November 24th, 2021


Tim Burgess replaces any earlier chemical highs with musical highs at Tim Fest, where post-punk mingles with soul and a cosmic American sound. Up at …

Gregory Porter – Legacy, Chess With Chadwick & Mom’s Egg Sandwich

November 17th, 2021


Gregory Porter takes us back to his days in Brooklyn, cooking with his brother and playing chess with future Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman. The singer-songwriter’s festival performers include a pop-rock survivor, an …

S2 Trailer

November 10th, 2021


We're back baby! Series 2 of The Line-Up is a go; episodes will continue to drop on Wednesdays!

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Bobby Gillespie – Hedonism, Screamadelica & Cullen Skink

November 3rd, 2021


Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie invites us into his musical brain to discover the sounds that make him tick at his dreamlike festival in the Scottish …

Keith Urban – Full English, Magic Mornings & Reluctant Boyfriends

October 26th, 2021


Hip-hop’s first billionaire features at Keith Urban’s Wellies fest, alongside an LA neighbour, who happens to be a legendary singer, and he picks one of the best things to ever come out of Wilmslow. Not gonna lie, …

Declan McKenna – Mini-beasts, Funk & Franks (vegan)

October 19th, 2021


A forest glade is where we find Declan McKenna for his fantasy festival, steeped in 1970s funk. All that glitters is pure musical gold here, as …

Shaparak Khorsandi – Neurodiversity, Names & Gonzo

October 12th, 2021


What’s in a name? A lot as it turns out, as the artist formerly known as Shappi casts quite the magical spell at her dream festival. There’s talk of how a recent ADHD diagnosis has proved a positive game-changer, her …

Carl Cox – Penguins, Halloumi & Heavy-Duty Speakers

October 5th, 2021


Who hasn’t dressed up as a penguin at a festival? DJ Carl Cox reminisces about the perils of holding a cider when you’ve got flippers and meet one of …

Jodie Whittaker - Mud, Mates & Wine Flights

September 28th, 2021


If Doctor Who could choose their favourite bands… We won’t even go there, but there’s much excitement at Jodie Whittaker’s dream festival, where …

Joy Crookes – Hula-hooping, Fried & Fresh

September 21st, 2021


Revelations about the late, great purple one, the impact of a hula-hooping goddess, and the joy of a battered sausage all converge on Joy Crookes’ …

Imagine Dragons – Ayahuasca, Egos & Emotional Mormons

September 14th, 2021


Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons’ singer-songwriter, welcomes a clash of the egos as he lays out the five acts for his dream festival. One of rap’s …


September 3rd, 2021


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