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Posted by Louise Davies on 25th May 2017


MAY 25, 2017

A new date for Radio Festival of June 21st is confirmed, following its recent postponement due to the tragic events which occurred in Manchester on the evening of May 22nd.

The Radio Festival will once again be staged at the British Library, with Colin Murray confirmed as host for the annual radio industry gathering.

Roger Cutsforth, Chief Executive of Radio Academy and organiser of the Radio Festival said: “We took the difficult decision to postpone Radio Festival on the morning it was due to take place. It felt wrong to be holding a celebration of our industry against the backdrop of such a tragic event. It also would have been disrespectful to many of our members who were covering the story.

“We have been encouraged by the goodwill and support demonstrated from across the industry with offers of assistance and many contributors already indicating their willingness to change their diaries in order to take part at the restaged event. Thanks must also go to the British Lib and our sponsors, PPL and PRS for Music, who will once again also be supporting Radio Festival. We are working hard to confirm the line-up and will release more details shortly.”

Tickets already purchased for Radio Festival will be valid for the new date and any ticket holders unable to make the new date should contact The Radio Academy on [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.