Spotify announced as Pod Live Sport sponsor - Who is on festival line up and how to get tickets

Global streaming platform Spotify has been announced as the sponsor of this year’s Pod Live Sport - a podcast festival hosted by a range of sporting stars

This year’s Pod Live Sport festival is set to be sponsored by music and podcast streaming platform, Spotify. The inaugural sports podcast event will take place next month in London.

The upcoming festival is set to bring an exciting range of guests that include top level athletes, content creators and people with interesting stories to share.

Alex Adey, Senior Partnerships Manager, The Ringer (UK) at Spotify said: “Sport is massive for us at Spotify, and The Ringer boasts some of the best sports podcasts in the UK. We’re looking forward to showcasing these at Pod Live and being a part of the first ever live sports podcast festival to be held in the UK.“

Here’s everything you need to know about Pod Live Sport 2023:

When is Pod Live Sport 2023?

Pod Live Sport will take place between February 8 and February 12 this year at King’s Place in London.

Who is on the line up?

Premier League icons Ben Foster and Ian Wright are set to host live-editions of their shows, Fozcast and Wrighty’s House respectively, at Pod Live Sport this year. Also joining the lineup of live shows will be The Rugby Pod - the most listened to rugby podcast in the world - with regular hosts Andy Rowe, Big Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode set to be joined by special guests for a Six Nations discussion.

Spotify’s leading Original & Exclusive podcasts will headline the festival, with Wrighty’s House and The Rugby Pod kicking off the event on Thursday, February 9. The festivities will be followed by Fozcast on Friday, February 10.

The hosts of Wrighty’s House x Stadio x Counter Pressed - Ian Wright, Musa Okwonga, Ryan Hunn, and Flo Lloyd-Hughes - will unite at Pod Live Sport. The panel will be discussing football’s big talking points in a podcasting mash-up that dreams are made of.

Pod Live Sport will mark Fozcast’s first ever foray into live shows, with previous guests including cult heroes Troy Deeney, Sean Dyche and Kasper Schmiechel. The pod will be bringing an exciting range of guests that include top level athletes, content creators and people with interesting stories to share.

Ben Foster will be one of the headliners for Pod Live Sport this year

Ben Foster, host of the Fozcast said: “We’re absolutely buzzing to be playing our first ever live show and bringing the Fozcast live to our fans for the first time. Who knows what might happen when we try this live, so it should be eventful whatever happens.”

Fan favourites including; The Socially Distant Sports Bar, The Race F1 Podcast, The Cycling Podcast, BBC’s Fighting Talk and the Sports Podcast of the Year 2022, Morning Kombat will also be at Pod Live Sport next month. Dates for these shows vary.

How to get tickets to Pod Live Sport 2023

Tickets are available now for Pod Live Sport 2023 here. Ticket prices start from £22 and vary depending on the event.