Veteran songwriter Burt Bacharach will launch this year's BBC Electric Proms festival, which is staged from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. Now in its third year, the Electric Proms will return to London and shows will additionally be staged in Liverpool.

More than 60 acts will perform at various venues over the five days; the remit of the Electric Proms is to "create new moments in music", such as collaborations or album premieres. Bacharach will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Roundhouse in London, accompanied by guest vocalists Adele, Beth Rowley and Jamie Cullum.

U.K. alternative rock act Razorlight will debut new material at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Oct. 25, while Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees will mark the 30th anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever" topping the U.K. charts with a show at the Roundhouse. Gibb will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra and pop vocalists Sam Sparro and Sharleen Spiteri; Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley will be musical director for the performance.

This year's "John Peel Night" will move to the late Radio 1 DJ's hometown of Liverpool on Oct. 23, featuring alt-rock act 2 Hot 2 Sweat.

Live broadcasts from the Electric Proms will air on various national BBC radio networks, and performances will also be shown on TV on BBC2 and BBC4 and online at

"This is the third year of the BBC Electric Proms and it is great to be able to celebrate by bringing the event to Liverpool, making it a dual city event for the first time," said festival director Lorna Clarke in a statement. "The BBC Electric Proms is committed to new moments in music, and we are delighted to be hosting an increased line up of unique collaborators and inimitable performances which will be very memorable to audiences, whether they are live in the venue or watching or listening via the BBC."

Other acts on the Electric Proms bill include Keane, the Streets, Chaka Khan, Goldfrapp and the Last Shadow Puppets. The BBC is the promoter for the event; SJM Concerts are production partners for Liverpool and Metropolis Music are production partners for London.