Bolton DJ reveals music festival plans

DJ Mark Radcliffe will be at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

DJ Mark Radcliffe will be at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

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BOLTON-born DJ Mark Radcliffe visited a record shop to reveal plans for a two-day music festival.

The first ever BBC Radio 6 Music Festival will take place at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, March 1.

The former Bolton School pupil called into independent record shop Piccadilly Records in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Tuesday, along with 6 Music co-host Stuart Maconie and the station’s Lauren Laverne.

From indie to electronica, folk to rock to soul, the line-up features major and established acts and current and emerging artists championed by the network and its presenters.

The station’s presenters have been announcing the line-up throughout the day with Jake Bugg, Horrors, The Staves, Haim, The National, Bombay Bicycle Club, Groove Armada, Tim Burgess, Gilles Peterson, Peter Hook and Kelis among the acts announced so far.

The last act is due to be revealed at 5.20pm.

BBC North director Peter Salmon said: “The north west music scene is vibrant and eclectic, with Manchester and BBC Radio 6 Music at its heart.

“We are thrilled the network's inaugural festival, with its imaginative programme, is based here and shared with the nation.”

The event, featuring more than 30 acts and DJs over three stages, will be accompanied by a Fringe Festival during the daytime, with free tickets available via a BBC audience ballot.

Tickets to each night of the festival will be available from noon on Friday and are £25 (plus booking/postage fees).

The line-up

Damon Albarn
Jake Bugg
Horrors
The Staves
Metronomy
Haim
The National
Drenge
James Blake
Luke Sital Singh, Nick Mulvey, Jimi Goodwin
Bombay Bicycle Club
Wild Beasts
Franz Ferdinand
Jagwar Ma
Midlake
Lykke Li
Groove Armada
Mary Anne Hobbs
Tim Burgess
X-Press 2
Don Lettslink
Gilles Peterson
Kwes
Peter Hook
Outfit
Kelis
Kiran Leonard

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3:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Former Bolton School pupil.

There's still a class system at the BBC then,
Former Bolton School pupil. There's still a class system at the BBC then, Jim271
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4:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Former Bolton School pupil.

There's still a class system at the BBC then,
Jim

JUST because Mark Radcliffe attended Bolton School doesn't mean there's a class system at the BBC, or any other establishment. He's very down to earth and no hairs or graces about him. People can't help where there parents sent them for their education.

There are quite a few none university/private school high profile broadcasters/present
ers/DJs working for the BBC and other broadcasting establishments. Janice Long, Patrick McGuinness and Peter Kay to name three - the list can go on and on and on ....................
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[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Former Bolton School pupil. There's still a class system at the BBC then,[/p][/quote]Jim JUST because Mark Radcliffe attended Bolton School doesn't mean there's a class system at the BBC, or any other establishment. He's very down to earth and no hairs or graces about him. People can't help where there parents sent them for their education. There are quite a few none university/private school high profile broadcasters/present ers/DJs working for the BBC and other broadcasting establishments. Janice Long, Patrick McGuinness and Peter Kay to name three - the list can go on and on and on .................... .... wsw69
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4:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

wsw69 wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Former Bolton School pupil.

There's still a class system at the BBC then,
Jim

JUST because Mark Radcliffe attended Bolton School doesn't mean there's a class system at the BBC, or any other establishment. He's very down to earth and no hairs or graces about him. People can't help where there parents sent them for their education.

There are quite a few none university/private school high profile broadcasters/present

ers/DJs working for the BBC and other broadcasting establishments. Janice Long, Patrick McGuinness and Peter Kay to name three - the list can go on and on and on ....................

....
Ooooops - TYPO ALERT and one of my pet hates - pmslol

People can't help where there parents sent them for their education - Obviously I meant 'their parents'
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Former Bolton School pupil. There's still a class system at the BBC then,[/p][/quote]Jim JUST because Mark Radcliffe attended Bolton School doesn't mean there's a class system at the BBC, or any other establishment. He's very down to earth and no hairs or graces about him. People can't help where there parents sent them for their education. There are quite a few none university/private school high profile broadcasters/present ers/DJs working for the BBC and other broadcasting establishments. Janice Long, Patrick McGuinness and Peter Kay to name three - the list can go on and on and on .................... ....[/p][/quote]Ooooops - TYPO ALERT and one of my pet hates - pmslol People can't help where there parents sent them for their education - Obviously I meant 'their parents' wsw69
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4:48pm Tue 21 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

Whoooooooooooo?
Whoooooooooooo? JustaBloke2000
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10:06am Wed 22 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Theres always been a class system at the BBC.

Look how many Oxford and Cambridge people they have employed.

The BBC is the one thing that should have been privatised,
Theres always been a class system at the BBC. Look how many Oxford and Cambridge people they have employed. The BBC is the one thing that should have been privatised, Jim271
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3:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

hoping4peace says...

the bolton news promoting festival in manchester?
the few years i,ve gone to the colne rythmn and blues festival in colne,
oraginised by the local council, ( very effieciently i might add) 7 venues across the town, all with artists on at the same time.
no over zealous policing or doorstaff, all very friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome and safe!
tthe town is only the size of horwich, westhoughton etc, this is now in its 25th year, and its council run!
yet our town does nothing to promote any live music events!
the bolton news promoting festival in manchester? the few years i,ve gone to the colne rythmn and blues festival in colne, oraginised by the local council, ( very effieciently i might add) 7 venues across the town, all with artists on at the same time. no over zealous policing or doorstaff, all very friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome and safe! tthe town is only the size of horwich, westhoughton etc, this is now in its 25th year, and its council run! yet our town does nothing to promote any live music events! hoping4peace
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