John Kennedy presents and produces X-Posure four nights a week for Radio X, formerly Xfm. The show's been going since 1999 and has been the first to give airtime to all sorts of bands and artists from Adele to MIA, Mumford & Sons to The xx, Clean Bandit to Razorlight.
He has interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney to Wiley, Femi Kuti to Joanna Newsom, Nick Cave to Iggy Pop. He puts on gigs every month and has been a Mercury Prize judge since 2009. He has been described as the 'doyen of underground alternative music' by the Observer, 'acclaimed, respected, intelligent' by The Independent, and in The Times as having 'long been putting together shows that demolish genre boundaries and confound expectations'. John has, as Q magazine once put it 'like the late John Peel, relentlessly championed new music'.
A little AYL fact for you. This will be John's Fourth appearance at the festival and as always, we are delighted to have him on the bill.