Following its launch in 2020, the acclaimed BMW Play Next podcast is returning for 2022, gearing up to its grand finale at an even bigger and better All Points East Festival this August in Victoria Park, London. 

The podcast, which showcases pioneering artistry and ground-breaking music, will once again be hosted by TV and Radio broadcaster Edith Bowman; “I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback. Especially right now when it’s tougher than ever for new talent to breakthrough. I am hugely excited for the return of the BMW Play Next podcast which really gets under the skin of the issues facing the industry and offers a platform for emerging talent."  
With the help of some fantastic artists, the podcast will also investigate personal experiences of breaking into the music industry, top tips for new acts, and how they go about discovering music that excites them.


Returning from 22 June, bi-weekly episodes follow key players from the music world – this year will include Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis and Everything Everything frontman Jonathan Higgs (seen above).  
Throughout the podcast, Edith selects five songs released each week to play in full.  Three artists from the podcast will then take to the BMW Play Next stage at All Points East, which will run across two weekends at Victoria Park, from 19-28 August 2022. Bowman says, "With the festival now running across two weekends, it means even more opportunity to shine a spotlight on the industry’s fast rising talent and help them on their journey.” 

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Reflecting the innovative spirit and shared passion for creativity, the collaboration between BMW and All Points East will see a diverse selection of artists on stage. Furthermore, BMW will be supporting the festival and its sustainability strategy with a fleet of all-electric BMW iX vehicles to transport artists and VIPs.


If you are new to BMW Play Next, why not listen to podcasts from the previous two seasons? They feature influential artisits such as Gilles Peterson, Hans Zimmer, Bastille’s Dan Smith, Skunk Anansie singer Skin, and plenty more. 



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