BBC Music at The Quay comes to Glasgow
Stevie McCrorie, James Bay, Jamie Cullum, Deacon Blue, Lulu, Twin Atlantic and KT Tunstall are among an array of artists set to take part in the BBC’s five-day pop-up festival, BBC Music at the Quay in Glasgow next month.
This event is a nationwide music celebration with BBC Music Day at its heart and will feature, among others, The One Show, Radio Scotland, Asian Network, Radio 2’s Ken Bruce and a fantastic BBC Music Night concert at Glasgow City Halls featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Over 60 artists will take part in the music festival from Thursday 4 to Monday 8 June, as part of more than 50 events over the five days. BBC Music at the Quay will showcase an eclectic range of music from jazz to traditional, emerging new talent to established acts, highlighting Scotland’s unique and varied musical landscape. Every BBC Radio Scotland music show will be part of the celebrations with special performances, Q&As and must-see music events. All tickets for BBC Music at the Quay events are free while the City Halls Concert tickets range from £10 to £25. Ticketing information can be found by clicking here.
The BBC Music at the Quay festival kicks off on Thursday 4 June for five days with BBC Music Day at the heart of the celebrations on Friday 5 June. The inaugural BBC Music Day is a nationwide celebration of music, which aims to bring people together across generations and communities through their love of music.
There will be two performance spaces at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay site in Glasgow which will host an array of events on a big outdoor stage and The Quay Stage within the reception, which will also become the home to BBC Radio Scotland’s new weekly music programme, The Quay Sessions. In addition to music moments, there will also be film screenings on the big screen in Millennium Square at Pacific Quay, and the Glasgow Science Centre will be hosting live music events and workshops across the weekend to link in with the festival.
Sharon Mair, Project Executive of BBC Music at the Quay, is delighted Scotland will play a key part in the music celebrations: “We know that our audiences loved the BBC at the Quay site last year during the Commonwealth Games and we are bringing this five day festival back to celebrate BBC Music Day. Glasgow is the UNESCO city of Music and what a brilliant way for us to showcase the city and the fantastic musical talent that will be at the event. Come along and join in the music celebrations – there’s something for everyone!
“We are working with many partners across the BBC and externally including UNIQUE events, the Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, the GFT and the SAY Award to make this happen.”
The rundown of music moments include:
Thursday 4 June
Ricky Ross hosts Another Country with performances from Red Sky July, Glasgow ‘roots rocker’ Daniel Meade and Andy Fairweather Low
Asian Network welcomes Bhangra musician Jaz Dhami
Janice Forsyth features music from a house band led by Ged Brockie as well as special guest Glasgow Film Festival Director Allan Hunter
Friday 5 June – BBC Music Day
At the heart of the music festival is the nationwide celebration of music – BBC Music Day.
Radio 2’s Ken Bruce comes lives from the BBC Music at the Quay big stage with guests including Midge Ure, singer-songwriter James Bay, rising star Rae Morris, Black Star Riders and Eighties icon Howard Jones
BBC Music Day with Bryan Burnett (BBC Radio Scotland) welcomes guests including The Voice winner Stevie McCrorie, Francis MacDonald and the Cairn Quartet with further acts to be announced
The One Show comes live from Pacific Quay (7-7.30pm, BBC One) hosted by Alex Jones and Chris Evans with guests including Lulu
BBC Radio Scotland will be delivering live music up to midnight with a special performance from the reception stage with guests including Del Amitri’s Justin Currie and guitarist Chris Thomson, Love & Money’s James Grant, legendary artist Donovan and Latino musician Stephanie Urbina Jones
BBC Music Day culminates with a fantastic concert from Glasgow’s City Halls, hosted by Ken Bruce and Radio 3’s Katie Derham. Along with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe, acts taking part in the music celebrations include Deacon Blue, acclaimed jazz musician and Radio 2 presenter Jamie Cullum, opera tenor Noah Stewart, harpist Catrin Finch, folk singer and BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician award winner, Claire Hastings, classical violinst Jack Liebeck, and Bhangra artist, Jaz Dhami. Tickets range from £10 to £25. This concert will also be screened live, and free, on the big screen at the Pacific Quay site
Live music with Errors plus support in the Glasgow Science Centre from 8pm. Ticketing and information for these free tickets can be found here.
Saturday 6 June – big Family day with children’s events across the site
New weekly show The Quay Sessions, which launches earlier in the week. Host and guests to be announced
BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline will feature the Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band with Pipe Major Alasdair Tennent
Robbie Shepherd’s Take The Floor takes over the reception space with a ceilidh at Pacific Quay with guests to be announced
Later on Saturday evening, Roddy Hart welcomes guests including Scottish folk musician Rachel Sermanni and singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph
Free workshops will take place in the Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June between 11am and 4pm including Sonic Pi, Lego Mindstorms, Music-themed maker activities with Makalb, and animation and computer programming with BBC Learning
Sunday 7 June – BBC Introducing Day at the Quay
Vic Galloway presents BBC Introducing, eight acts on the outdoor stage headlined by Glasgow duo Honeyblood. The full line-up will be announced on Vic’s Radio Scotland show on Monday 11 May
Scots rock stars Twin Atlantic will take part in a special Q&A session with Vic Galloway
Workshops throughout the day including a song-writing session with experimental hip-hop group Hector Bizerk
Later in the evening, The Jazz House with Stephen Duffy will include the Edinburgh music collective Hidden Orchestra
Monday 8 June
The BBC Music at the Quay celebrations draw to a close on Monday 8 June with a special Q&A session with Scots singer-songwriter KT Tunstall
Iain Anderson will feature special guests Peter Nardini, Jellyman’s Daughter, Kind Eider and others
Travelling Folk includes performances from folk singer Emily Smith and guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Tim Edey
Radio Nan Gaidheal’s Ceilidh Rapal will come live from the Quay Stage featuring multi-award winning ‘trad-rockers’ , Skerryvore, with further acts to be announced.
All the latest news regular updates and details on how to apply for tickets can be found here