The Line-Up with Shaun Keaveny

The Line-Up with Shaun Keaveny

By Sony Music UK

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.


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
19/01/2254m 15s

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
12/01/221h 12m

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
29/12/2155m 42s

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
22/12/211h 6m

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
15/12/2153m 40s

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
08/12/211h 1m

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
01/12/211h 4m

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
24/11/2153m 28s

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
17/11/211h 1m

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
10/11/211m 59s

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
03/11/2153m 34s

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
26/10/2159m 0s

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
19/10/211h 0m

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
12/10/211h 1m

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
05/10/2146m 51s

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
28/09/211h 8m

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
21/09/2150m 56s

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
14/09/2151m 25s


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