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Stars gear up for Electric Proms
Oasis will wrap up the BBC Electric Proms with the Crouch End Choir

Burt Bacharach, Africa Express and Goldfrapp are set to kick off the BBC Electric Proms in London and Liverpool on Wednesday.

The music festival, which is being held between 22-26 October, is now in its third year.

The opening night will see Bacharach teaming up with the BBC Orchestra, Adele, Beth Rowley and Jamie Cullum at the London Roundhouse.

Goldfrapp are also due to perform at Cecil Sharp House with a choir.

Elsewhere, Damon Albarn will be teaming up with a host of African musicians and indie acts for a mammoth seven-hour show at Koko while Tony Christie is set to play on the Royal Daffodil Ferry in Liverpool.

A host of new acts including XX Teens and Wild Beasts will also be showcased as part of The Prom's New Music Shorts in the Roundhouse's freedom studio.

In addition Shoot The Summer, a film about festivals shot entirely on mobile phones, will receive its big screen premiere.

Over the next couple of days, The Streets, Santogold, Keane, Nitin Sawhney, Razorlight and The Last Shadow Puppets are set to appear across the two cities.

Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach is due to open the BBC Electric Proms
To mark the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever topping the charts in the UK, Robin Gibb will also perform alongside Sam Sparro and Sharleen Spiteri.

The music festival will finally be wrapped up with a performance from Oasis and the Crouch End Choir at the Roundhouse on 26 October.

Last year Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Editors, Reverend And The Makers, Mark Ronson, Chemical Brothers and Sir Paul McCartney were among the acts who performed.

The first BBC Electric Proms was held two years ago when Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon's The Good, The Bad and The Queen played their debut live show.

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