The BBC has contracted Toby Alington and his team at Richmond Studios Productions (RSP) to mix and record the live-to-air music performances from the Give It Up for Comic Relief show at Wembley Arena in London today, Wednesday 6 March.
Russell Brand is hosting the star-studded music and comedy gig with all proceeds going to Comic Relief – specifically, UK organisations working with drug and alcohol addicts. The line-up includes comedians Simon Amstell, Noel Fielding, Frankie Boyle, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, Doc Brown, and Eddie Izzard, with music and performances from Emeli Sandé, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Paloma Faith, Jessie J, Jake Bugg, Nicole Scherzinger, and Rizzle Kicks.
The Live Nation-produced show will be broadcast live on Wednesday 6 March on BBC Three, and backstage coverage will be hosted on BBC Radio 2 by Jo Whiley. Highlights of the concert will be aired on BBC One late on Friday 8 March.
When asked about working on the event, Alington said: “Following the success of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and Children in Need Rocks Manchester, we are delighted to be working on another big project with the BBC, and are proud to be involved with Comic Relief.”
Using Floating Earth’s state-of-the-art audio OB truck and SSL mixing desk, RSP will be taking nearly 200 live feeds from the Wembley Arena stage in order to broadcast the show live to the nation.
Last week, Twickenham-based RSP launched an online mastering service, available through the company’s website.