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Bradford Beat

On Bradford Beat we showcase the best of whatever music is out there – not just from our district but also beyond. Yes, even Leeds.

Presented by Simon Ashberry

We play the best new releases from further afield – all over the world – and pick out the exciting touring bands playing live in West Yorkshire.

Some of the local bands we’ve championed in recent times include Mush, The Delvaux, Wind-Up Birds, Signia Alpha, Glass Mountain, Team Picture, A Night In November, Bella Gaffney, Mi Mye, Angleo Palladino and many more.

Next on

Thu, 17th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00

Last on

Sun, 13th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
Listen Again
Local bands and new releases
Presented by: Simon Ashberry, (sitting in for Nick Toczek)

Coming up

Sun, 20th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
Thu, 24th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
Sun, 27th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
Thu, 1st July, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
Sun, 4th July, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00

Past episodes

Thu, 10th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
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Sun, 6th June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
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Thu, 3rd June, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
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Sun, 30th May, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
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Thu, 27th May, 2021 - 20:00 - 21:00
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Twitter: @bradford_beat

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