The Line-Up with Shaun Keaveny

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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 emotional sunset slot and the all-important headliner. Other fantasy festival essentials will be covered too, from choice snacks to tent skills (ha! Celebrities pitching their own tents? No chance...) and of course, are we gonna need a fancy toilet? The Line-Up with Shaun Keaveny is brought to you by Sony Music Commercial Group UK and is produced by Natalie Jamieson for Cup & Nuzzle.

Episode Date
Rag’n’Bone Man – Bacon, Rum & The Power of No
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 life-long appreciation for folk and americana, hip-hop and soul music. He’s also got some sage advice for setting social boundaries, and when it’s OK to not say sorry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 07, 2022
Johnny Marr (Part 2) – Band Break-Ups, Bouncing Back & Eddie Vedder
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 remaining interested in doing something new. Johnny Marr's new double album, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, is out now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 30, 2022
Johnny Marr (Part 1) – Babysitters, Blues & Transcendence
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 is a bit talented. Musically transfixed from an early age, so much so that his mum sometimes used department store guitar areas as an ad hoc babysitting service (different times, best intentions), that curiosity remains happily intact. You can’t edit an in-depth chat about transcendence either, so we haven’t, we’ve just taken the lead from his aptly named latest album to split our Series 4 comeback into two parts. You’re welcome! Johnny Marr's new double album, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, is out now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 30, 2022
S4 Trailer
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 your favourite acts come out to play? Series 4 strums off (is that a thing?) with a Johnny Marr two-parter, then Joe Lycett, Rag’n’Bone Man and more will follow! Join us! Subscribe and get all new episodes on Wednesdays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 23, 2022
Live at Latitude ’22: Groove Armada – Chances, Legends & Tofu Pig
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 and Andy Cato, aka Groove Armada, for a summery saunter through their music memories. There was that time of frantic hoovering at their studio in case Madonna turned up, waiting for feedback from Bryan Ferry, and tearing the roof off multiple times with their live sets. Come for the music, stay for the tofu pig; it's what festival dreams are made of... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 26, 2022
Live at Glastonbury '22: Dick and Dom – Ibiza, Raving & Bogies
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 their love of Balearic beats and heavy metal, and explain why raving on the White Isle will always be their happy place. This episode also rightly extolls the added joy of a chip naan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 28, 2022
Paul Banks – Interpol, Sax & Surfing
Interpol frontman Paul Banks gets to celebrate Shaun's special birthday (by design, not mere coincidence obvs) as he digs deep into his saxophone playing early years to collaborating with RZA, surfing in Panama and what makes him musically tick. His Line-Up features rock friends loud, old and new, a hip-hop supergroup and to eat, veggie hot dogs all the way. YUM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 21, 2022
S3 Finale Trailer
On Shaun's 50th birthday, it's business as usual, so here's a bite of the S3 finale coming next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 14, 2022
Serge Pizzorno – Kasabian Culture, Knebworth & Kids
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 festival which leans into his art side, with plenty of beats for jumping around, comedy skits and even his favourite steeplejack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 07, 2022
Yannis Philippakis - Rock Screams, Hedonism & Headlining
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 a difficult teen, how he’s calmer now and recalls that drunken encounter with The Cure’s Robert Smith which he’s since atoned for. Plus Yannis reflects on the first time ever headlining a festival, and looking forward to that more than ever at Latitude 2022, which is where you will also find The Line-Up appearing live as well! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 31, 2022
Steven Wilson – Porcupine Tree Returns, Surround Sound & Noise Manipulation
Multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, guitarist Steven Wilson, also of Porcupine Tree fame, breaks the Line-Up format in spectacular fashion here. Instead of the usual 5 acts, he suggests a 4 day-er featuring 12 of his most loved bands, and who were we to stop him? Steven goes all out for this sonic experience, while also discussing the roots of his music obsession and the recent return of Porcupine Tree with new album Closure/Continuation after a break of 12 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 17, 2022
John Simm – Roles Of A Lifetime, Shakespeare & Shakin’ Stevens
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 acting in The Lakes, Doctor Who, Grace and Life on Mars – which may well be returning soon... Music obsessions run deep at John’s Here Comes The Sun fest (minor spoiler) and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 10, 2022
Self Esteem – Happiness, Envy & Chris Martin’s T-shirts
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 (obvs), her love of a good show tune, and how delicious salad cream does indeed transform a salad. Plus the ongoing pressure to be a positive role model for women and trying to live up to her mantra of ‘do what makes you happy’, even when you’re really pissed off at the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 03, 2022
Paddy Considine – Targaryen Tongue-Twisters, Music Tribes & Emulsion Make-Up
Music came long before acting for Paddy Considine, rivalling siblings for records, losing himself in songs & transforming a friend with a nose strip of white emulsion. He opens up about the diagnosis that changed his life, how he felt an imposter in the acting world, and why his band Riding the Low means so much. Plus, on-set tongue twisters with the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel and realising how difficult it can be to find a pair of jeans that fit just right. Hard agree Paddy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 26, 2022
Ed O’Brien – Radiohead Relations, Imposter Syndrome & Samba
Radiohead guitarist Ed discusses his diplomatic ‘mum’ role in the iconic Oxfordshire band, wrestling with imposter syndrome while also expanding his creative horizons in his solo work, EOB. There’s some geeking out about specific sounds on OK Computer as Ed’s musical tales cross Brazil, Buckland and the Brecon Beacons. Plus an encounter with a rambling rock star, a jazz legend and oh, so much dancing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 19, 2022
Kae Tempest – Time Travelling, Boxing & Beats
Kae Tempest’s imagination runs beautifully wild, putting unexpected performers together for their time travelling festival. Two of the greatest boxers square up to a 1950s swinging soundtrack, while a pair of country legends make friends with a grunge icon. There are tales of rapping to get into gigs, transitions, and just what is the best breakfast? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 12, 2022
Kiefer Sutherland – DIY Decking, Cat-sitting & 24 Fantasies
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 he’ll be outlived by his new outdoor decking, as we encounter Kiefer’s Wind In My Thistle Festival. Liking a challenge, he also offers up a whole other festival to the party as well and if there’d been more time, a third disco festival would’ve been up for discussion. Next time Kiefer, next time… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 05, 2022
Ricky Gervais – Gratitude, Grief & Vegan Whoppers
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 finest band, and in late-night festival fashion, an in-depth chat about death and regrets. Ricky also discusses what’s at the heart of his Netflix comedy-drama After Life and why the best festivals are the ones you can walk to from home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 19, 2022
George Ezra – Public Perceptions, Bottled Sunshine & Murphy’s
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 to singalong with the most successful girl group of all time, a folk hero, and the man who once ruled Vegas. There are tales of drunken head injuries, parental love, navigating mental health and discover how George developed his distinctive singing voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 12, 2022
Natasha Bedingfield – Singing Siblings, Disruptive Duets & Snoop
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 learned from her brother Daniel in their radio-free childhood, and there’s talk of Adele’s superpower, #MeToo and combating negativity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 29, 2021
Felix White – Whale Eyes, Purpose & Productive Tension
Felix Navidad! As he shall now be known… The former Maccabee, now Tailender, eschews cricket for an all-out music extravaganza divulging personal gems along the way about his family, what he thinks really bonded Lennon & McCartney, and the enduring trauma of an art GCSE nightmare. There’s an underrated guitar hero, an immense movie soundtrack, and the brilliant audacity to rework a Scorsese related masterpiece. Oh, and obligatory encores all round! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 22, 2021
Andrew Garfield – Ego Death, Spidey Practise & Big Sur
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 to be whisked away to a festival that will cleanse your soul at the edge of the ocean, dowse you in indie folk, fill you up on fried chicken AND a pasta buffet, while leave you whistling the greatest hits from the musicals, and yes, that will include tick, tick…BOOM! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 15, 2021
Maxine Peake - Lancashire Ley Lines, Laughter & A Sort Of Musical
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 prog-rock, an eclectic guitarist and one of the most influential American rock bands of all time. Add in a great Bolton comedian and actor, memories of Victoria Wood and let’s just not mention Shaun’s computer skills again… but even so, Maxine’s Po Fest sounds immense! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 08, 2021
Nadine Shah – Pizza, Jay Rayner & Geordie Accents
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. Starting on a high – literally on the ceiling – and winding through iconic rock, one of Sufi music’s finest, to a singer constantly changing direction, right up to an inspired headliner. Nadine also revisits her friendship with Amy Winehouse, and there’s the best food hand-delivered in this dream scenario by Out to Lunch supremo Jay Rayner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 01, 2021
Tim Burgess – Bubble Tea, Listening Parties & Lakes
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 the lake (yep, that actual lake) is where you can see Tim’s choices as he reminisces on Britpop and The Charlatans, heady days in Los Angeles and a memorable cheque payment hand delivered to one of his music heroes. And of course, there's always room for a Twitter listening party... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 24, 2021
Gregory Porter – Legacy, Chess With Chadwick & Mom’s Egg Sandwich
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 underrated duo of the 1970s and one of the all-time jazz greats. Shaun brings a fire alarm to the discussion, and a shared passion for how if you’re really listening to Gregory sing, you get to hear the musical world that came before him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 17, 2021
S2 Trailer
We're back baby! Series 2 of The Line-Up is a go; episodes will continue to drop on Wednesdays! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 10, 2021
Bobby Gillespie – Hedonism, Screamadelica & Cullen Skink
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 Highlands. Expect funk, reggae, folk, and some classic rock’n’roll as we sup on a traditional smoked fish soup. Bobby delves into his ‘pills and powders’ past to recall festivals gone by and shares how much music means to him, as does walking his dogs and listening to some quality vinyl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 03, 2021
Keith Urban – Full English, Magic Mornings & Reluctant Boyfriends
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, Keith’s festival choices were not what we were expecting!  Along the way there’s a bit of ganjo playing, a dissection of what makes a proper Full English, and why he’s always grateful for his wife’s musical influence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 26, 2021
Declan McKenna – Mini-beasts, Funk & Franks (vegan)
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 Declan takes us on a global tour of his favourite performers, finishing the night with a legendary slot from a band that wouldn’t be out of place in Jurassic Park. The mysteries of social media come up for debate, while there’s no denying the value of a decent sausage sarnie - of the vegan variety when attending Declands fest. Yum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 19, 2021
Shaparak Khorsandi – Neurodiversity, Names & Gonzo
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 mum’s dill rice, and the PTSD she still feels after fleeing from terror threats as a child in Iran. Her choices on this fantasy stage range from childhood comedy heroes, to mercurial kings of the stadium (one music, one comedy), and a chart-topping icon who’s also there to look after her kids. Bliss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 12, 2021
Carl Cox – Penguins, Halloumi & Heavy-Duty Speakers
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 your musical heroes. His line-up choices include arguably the UK’s best-loved female singer-songwriter right now, a legendary psychedelic group and some familiar fire-starting friends. Just don’t mention the weather… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 05, 2021
Jodie Whittaker - Mud, Mates & Wine Flights
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 every detail has been thought out, from oat lattes to wine flights and imported hot dogs. Expect jangly colourful pop, a rock legend, Swedish sisters and one of Canada’s finest. Plus, Jodie takes us back to the mudfest that was Glastonbury ‘98, her backpacking adventures in New Zealand as a teenager, and that one time she got thrown out of a restaurant for her over-enthusiastic dancing. Perfect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 28, 2021
Joy Crookes – Hula-hooping, Fried & Fresh
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’ imaginary festival. Her music choices run the gamut of genres in a beautiful way as does her description of that sublime place where fried and fresh food meet. She tells why having the shows close to home is vital for her mental wellbeing, and there’ll be dancing early on, and lots of it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 21, 2021
Imagine Dragons – Ayahuasca, Egos & Emotional Mormons
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 finest gets higher billing than perhaps the most influential band of all time, while a singer-songwriter with a penchant for limes and coconuts tops the entire day. Plus there are tales of sibling rivalries and a near-miss at ruining Beyoncé’s dress at the Grammys, oh and ayahuasca... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 03, 2021