John Peel Day - October 13th
The very first John Peel Day will take place on Thursday October 13th. The day will be a celebration of John's life and massive contribution to music and broadcasting with as many venues as possible staging gigs across the UK under the banner of Peel Day.
The night before, Radio 1 are putting on a special night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. The line up so far includes New Order, The Fall, Super Furry Animals, Laura Cantrell, Jawbone, Misty in Roots and Venetian Snares.
Radio 1 will be broadcasting a mammoth six hour show from 7pm on the Thursday presented by a host of Radio 1 DJs. Live music from the nationwide gigs will feature throughout as well as highlights from the London gig recorded the night before.
Radio 1 are also launching a new Peel website with details of Peel Day gigs across the world, every track-listing from every session, audio and video and a huge gallery of photographs, all celebrating John's life and work.
Andy Rickshaw – tMx 21 – 09/05