Starting at 7pm, Steve Lamacq will host a show from the BBC Maida Vale studios, home of many a Peel Session. Throughout the evening, every studio at Maida Vale will be taken over with a host of bands performing and reminiscing about John Peel and the music he loved.
The schedule for the night will run as follows:
Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat - A one-hour documentary celebrating his extraordinary life. Tributes will come from the Undertones, Orbital, the Cure, New Order, Supergrass, Robert Plant, Underworld, Siouxsie Sioux and the Buzzcocks.
Live music from bands that John championed including Underworld, The Wedding Present, Melys, Steveless, Trencher, Hefner, Stuart Murdoch, Graham Coxon and Nina Nastasia with other bands to be confirmed.
DJs with performances including Dynamite MC, Alex Patterson, Dave Clarke, Hixxy and Coldcut.
Steve Lamacq said "It should be a really special night, for friends
and family. Many of the bands and DJs who are coming down are part of Peel's
extended musical family - and everyone's been terrifically helpful and enthusiastic
in organising the show. I'll be anchoring the night but there will be guest
DJs crashing the decks and people wandering in and out. We want it to be pretty
spontaneous in honour of the Great Man."