|Following on from the massive success of the Bingley Music Live festival this year, the event will be back for 2018.
The Bradford Council-run festival will once again return to the beautiful setting of Bingley’s Myrtle Park.
A record number of revellers flocked to the festival at the beginning of September for a weekend of fantastic fun, music and entertainment.
The festival was at full capacity of 15,000 each day creating a great atmosphere and giving a real boost to the Bingley economy.
The event which has been going in its current format for the past 11 years is organised by Bradford Council and is set to take place on the weekend of Friday 31 August, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018.
Organisers are working hard behind the scenes to bring a stellar line-up for next year.
This year fans were treated to an outstanding set by the Manic Street Preachers on Friday. The Kaiser Chiefs rocked the main stage on Saturday and the festival was brought to a close by The Wombats who played an amazing greatest hits set, despite having some of their instruments stuck at Heathrow airport. Fellow rockers Feeder came to the rescue lending them their equipment. A spectacular fireworks display followed to round off what was an amazing weekend.
The smaller Discovery Stage showcased the best of the latest up and coming bands and this stage is set to return for 2018.
Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture said: “Bingley Music Live was truly amazing this year in terms of ticket sales and the calibre of performers. Our officers are now working hard to put together another stunning festival for 2018.”
|Visitors to Keighley can discover more about the town’s heritage at Keighley Library this coming weekend.
The annual Heritage Day at Keighley Library will take place on Saturday, 9 September.
There will be local, family, schools and military stands and this year the event will take on a musical theme reflecting Keighley’s musical heritage.
People can meet local and family history groups including Keighley Local History Society, Keighley Family History Society, Men of Worth, Keighley Schools Heritage and Airedale and Haworth writers.
At 11am there will be a special Rhymetime for children of all ages with guest presenters ‘Little Notes’. The sing-along will feature woodwind instruments and fun and games.
From 11am until 4pm there will be music from local musicians Foxes Faux, Dayner Sim and Niamh Mirfield and Keighley group The Presidents.
There will be displays of Keighley’s musical heritage since the 1950s from the local studies library collections.
At 1pm musician and historian Gary Cavanagh author of ‘Noise of the Valleys’ will give a talk with musical clips from the CD that accompanies the book.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “People can drop in throughout the day and discover more about the heritage of the local area.”
Admission to the event is free and everyone is welcome.
Bingley Music Live boasts more than just this year’s top name line-up – there is also a host of food stalls, bars, market stalls and a children’s area to explore.
People at the Bradford Council-run event at Bingley’s Myrtle Park on 1-3 September will be spending several hours on site, so the wide range of food and drink stalls is a good chance to refuel.
Restaurant and catering firm Zouk have won the catering contract for this year’s festival. They are offering 17 food stalls featuring Indian and Caribbean street food, Turkish, Chinese, wood-fired pizza, Mexican, fish and chips, Moroccan and burgers.
A wide range of alcohol and soft drinks will be served at the festival bar, including lager, cider, wine, spirits and sodas and cask ale is available at the Discovery Stage bar. For something a little different, there is a cocktail bar and a gin bar.
The Kids Zone area gives younger visitors the chance to let off some steam with activities including a Spider Mountain (climb and slide), party bouncer with slide, rodeo bull, den-building, play tent and sand.
For those who fancy a bit of shopping, there will be a ‘mini village’ among the trees of over 20 stalls. Their wares will include glitter face and body painting, ethically-sourced clothing and wearable art and jewellery. Official Bingley Music Live and band merchandise is also available to purchase from a stand in the middle of the site.
Special support can be found at the site’s Welfare Tent which will provide: a nappy change area, dedicated children’s toilet and Changing Places toilet (for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets), sun lotion and a lost children service.
The popular fancy dress feature returns this year, with blue theme which means people are invited to dress from top to bottom in blue.
Acts at this year’s festival include Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Wombats, Maximo Park, Badly Drawn Boy, Soul II Soul, Pete Doherty, Milburn, Feeder and many more. There is also a chance to see the big names of the future on the Discovery Stage.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment Sport & Culture, said: “With so much going on at Bingley Music Live, there is something to occupy everyone, to keep the children entertained and to keep everyone fed and watered. The fancy dress theme will also make for some fantastic photos.”
Tickets are now selling fast – please note that child weekend tickets and child Saturday tickets have all sold out. Tickets can be purchased via www.bingleymusiclive.com or Ticketline on 0844 8889991. Adult weekend tickets are £70 plus booking fee and child weekend tickets are £35 plus booking fee. Single day tickets are priced at £35 each for adults (plus booking fee) and £30 for children (plus booking fee). Adult day tickets are also available at Bingley Pool and Bradford and Saltaire Visitor Information Centres.
Single day tickets for Bingley Music Live are now on sale!
With just eight weeks to go until the late summer Bradford Council-run festival, it is time for people to start planning their weekend, as who plays what day is revealed.
Day tickets are priced at £35 for adults and £30 for children plus booking fee and available via: www.bingleymusiclive.com
The stellar three day line-up at Bingley’s Myrtle Park on 1-3 September, includes:
• Friday – Manic Street Preachers; Maximo Park; Cabbage and Twin Atlantic.
• Saturday – Kaiser Chiefs; Pete Doherty; Milburn; Sundara Karma and British Sea Power
• Sunday – The Wombats; Feeder; Soul II Soul; Badly Drawn Boy and Little Comets
The entire line up, day by day and stage by stage can be found on the BML website – www.bingleymusiclive.com
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “With such a packed line up of big names it is a difficult choice for anyone who would prefer to just come for one day. But now they know when each act will play, they can make an informed decision.”
Full weekend tickets are still available, priced at £70 plus booking fee for adults and £35 plus booking fee for children (aged 3-15).
Further details of how to purchase these tickets and information on camping and accommodation are available on the festival website.
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A Bradford pupil is celebrating her success in gaining a place at the largest specialist music school in the UK and the only one in the North of England.
Phoebe Mallinson, 11, a pupil at Cullingworth and a member of Bradford Council’s Delius School, will be joining the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in September. Phoebe follows her sister, Freya, who has been a pupil at the school in Manchester since 2014.
Phoebe has been playing the cornet for two years and recently moved onto flugel horn in the last year. She is part of the Bradford Music Education Hub’s Bradford Youth Brass Band, BD1 Brass Band, Yorkshire Youth Band and the National Children’s brass band of Great Britain. She also plays trumpet in the Bradford Youth Orchestra who toured in Italy last year.
Her favourite performance was coming second at the national brass band championships in Cheltenham in 2016.
Phoebe’s mum, Colette, said: “We will really miss Phoebe when she starts at Chetham’s in September but this is a chance of a lifetime, and we are delighted that she will have the same opportunity as Freya, her older sister.
“Bradford Council’s Music & Arts Service has made a huge difference in Phoebe’s playing especially Delius school which is a monthly school where Phoebe gained the skills for composition and other performance skills.”
Felicity French, Assistant Head of Bradford Council’s Music & Arts Service, said: “We are delighted that Phoebe, another pupil of the Delius School and one of the district’s schools, has gained a place at this prestigious establishment.
“The Delius School was set up by the Music & Arts Service. It meets once a month on a Sunday morning and offers the most talented young musicians in primary schools, across the district, the chance to develop their skills in all areas of music, while discovering exciting new activities. At the monthly classes, students take part in workshops which enrich their musical experience.”
Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills, said: “This is yet another example of the talented pupils we have in our district. It is a real achievement for Phoebe and I would like to congratulate her on her success and wish her the very best on her learning journey.”
The stellar line-up for Bingley Music Live 2017 has now been completed and is looking like the strongest in the festival’s history.
New additions to the line-up come in the form of heavy hitting artists such as Sundara Karma, Badly Drawn Boy and Twin Atlantic who will be taking to the main stage across the weekend.
Music fans will also have the chance to catch some of the UK’s hottest new acts on this year’s Discovery stage, headlined by over-night sensation Tom Grennan, London gals The Big Moon and hotly tipped locals The Orielles.
They are joining an already full-to-bursting weekend programme for the Bradford Council-run event on 1-3 September at Myrtle Park which so far boasts Manic Street Preachers, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Wombats, Maximo Park, Pete Doherty, Soul II Soul, Feeder, Milburn and Cabbage.
Up and coming indie rockers Sundara Karma hail from Reading and have been compared to Arcade Fire and U2. Their debut album, the sagely titled ‘Youth is only even fun in Retrospect’ was released in January.
Damon Gough a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy celebrated the 15th Anniversary of his Mercury Prize winning album The Hour of the Bewilderbeast last year. The critically acclaimed debut album catapulted the artist into the spotlight with tracks like ‘The Shining’ and ‘Everybody’s Stalking’, he then went on to soundtrack the hugely successful Hugh Grant film ‘About A Boy’. Q Magazine have named Badly Drawn Boy as one of their ‘50 Bands to See Before You Die’.
Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic formed in 2000 and came to prominence in 2007 with their debut EP ‘A Guidance from Colour’, as well as support slots with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Blink-182. Their most successful singles so far have been ‘Heart and Soul’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’, both from their 2015 album ‘Great Divide’. They were also named ‘Best UK Band’ at the 2016 SSE Scottish Music Awards. Their fourth studio album ‘GLA’ was released in September 2016.
Steve Hartley, Bradford Council’s Strategic Director, Place, said: “This year’s line up is looking better than ever and tickets are already being snapped up. We are on course for a fantastic late summer festival for 2017.”
The final phase of tickets are now available via Ticketline and available from the festival website www.bingleymusiclive.com
Weekend tickets are selling fast. Get your tickets for £60 as from Monday, 12 June, adult weekend tickets will be priced at £70.
The Council has joined forces with Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club to provide this year’s camping facilities – more details can be found on the festival website.
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Pupils are getting together to write songs with the help of musician, Roger Davies as they prepare to perform at BBC Music Day in June.
The pupils in year 5 and 6 from Keelham Primary School, Dixons Music Primary School, Marshfield Primary School and Feversham Primary Academy will sing four songs together at the event in City Park.
Roger Davies – a guitarist, vocalist and harmonica player – is hosting singing and song writing workshops with the children ahead of BBC Music Day.
In preparation for the event, Mr. Davies will visit each school and host rehearsals to enable the pupils to practise for the event.
It has been confirmed that one of the songs will be written with the help of the youngsters and will be called ‘Bradford City Serenade’.
Other songs which will be performed are: Bradford Born ’N’ Raised, as well as On Ilkla Moor Baht ’At and Lou Reed’s Perfect Day.
BBC Music Day takes place in City Park on Friday, 9 June.