Manic Street Preachers set for BBC Music Day concert
5 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
L to R: Manic Street Preachers, Lulu and Sir James Galway
Manic Street Preachers, Craig Charles and Sir James Galway are among those involved in BBC Music Day, a nationwide celebration of music taking place in more than 10 UK towns and cities.
Events planned include a musical relay along the 73-mile length of Hadrian’s Wall and a live concert in Crumlin Road Gaol, a former prison in Belfast.
The day culminates in a gala concert from Glasgow’s City Halls.
Jamie Cullum, Deacon Blue and Lulu will be among the performers at the event.
Events in Cardiff include an attempt to set a new world record for the greatest distance between singers of a duet.
Accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, classical singer Shan Cothi in Cardiff will sing the Welsh hymn Calon Lan with Andres Evans, a member of the Welsh community in Patagonia.
Events and performances will be broadcast across the BBC, with BBC One’s The One Show broadcasting live from the Music Day event in Glasgow.
BBC Music director Bob Shennan said the day was “a unique opportunity for people to celebrate music and musical talent, whether attending one of the many events taking place or tuning in at home”.
Highlights in each location include:
BRADFORD – An open-air concert in Bradford City Park featuring wind bands, choirs and local acts;
BRISTOL – An afternoon concert featuring Charles Hazlewood conducting members of the British Paraorchestra;
LIVERPOOL – A free concert on the waterfront featuring a Mozart “mash-up” and Craig Charles’s Fantasy Funk Band;
LONDON – Various local music groups performing in different locations across the borough of Walthamstow;
NORTHERN IRELAND – An evening concert in …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment