If there’s ever a bandwagon to jump on, you can count on Bradford Beat being the first to leap.
Over the next three weeks we’ll be marking the progress of the World Cup by playing tracks by artists from many of the nations taking part.
This week we started with some of the, ahem, also-ransÂ – including Guillermo Anderson (Honduras) and the Mutton Birds (New Zealand).
Before the tournament finished we’ll be travelling around the globe playing music from France, Brazil, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany and elsewhere – so stay tuned.
The Moor Music Festival is a grass roots festival and has no corporate tie ins with the majority of work being carried out by volunteers. There are a wide variety of positions available and the opportunity for volunteers to gain valuable experience. Based in the North Yorkshire Dales the organisers are keen to initially offer these positions to local organisations and people interested. There are currently positions for Team Leader and Head Steward available for those with experience.
The deadline for signing up as a volunteer is 12th July 2010.
All volunteers are required to send a cheque for a refundable Â£85 deposit (the price of one weekend ticket) with their application to secure their place.
Download Volunteering at the Moor Music Festival 2010 for full details of the various ways you can be involved as a volunteer.
Once you know how you want to take part, download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and return it to us with your deposit via post.
More general info about the festival can be found here.
Record Store Day 2010
This Saturday, 17th April, is Record Store Day, the day on which we celebrate the independent record shop and acknowledge its importance to music. This year there are dozens of special limited edition releases coming out to mark the day (many limited to just 1000 or even as few as 100 copies). For a full list of releases, see the Indie Record Shop website. You will be able to get these in Leeds at Crash and Jumbo on 17th April.
If you heard the Drive show this evening you will have heard us talking to Jumbo Records about the day. Then in Too Much Too Young, you might have heard Joel, Patrick and Keiron talking about the day, and they playedÂ She & Him and Peggy Sue, both of whom are releasing singles on Record Store Day.
I dedicated the whole of my show to things being released on Record Store Day tonight, and this is what I played:
News has come through of the chance for local bands to play this year’s Moor Music Festival. Â This is what the organisers have to say:
Do you want the chance to play at Moor Music Festival 2010?
Send us a short piece about your band and your myspace link to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for submissions is 10th May
Bands must be from towns situated on the Airedale Trainline
Visit us at www.myspace.com/moorfest or search for ‘Moor Music Festival – Skipton Fansite’ on Facebook for more info
Moor Music Festival Team
So, if you’re in a local band, what are you waiting for? Â And if you’re not, please spread the word!