BBC to operate radio workshops in Birmingham
BBC to operate radio workshops in Birmingham
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BBC to operate radio workshops in Birmingham

Sara Cox, Jo Whiley, Annie Mac, Charlie Sloth and more are running a host of live gigs and music workshops in Birmingham ahead of the BBC Music Awards.

The presenters of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and Asian Network along with industry experts and local bands will be taking centre stage for BBC Music: Live in Birmingham – a week of outreach programming and live events the week before 2015 BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena on Thursday 10th December.

BBC Music: Live in Birmingham is a programme of daytime and evening sessions taking place in venues across the city. From 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth talking about how to make money in music, to song writer Terry Hall from The Specials coaching how to write a hit song, to Radio 2’s Sara Cox talking with Solihull star Lady Leshurr about the role of women in the music industry.

By night, new acts from Birmingham and beyond – hand-picked by the teams at Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and the Asian Network – will take to venues across the city for exclusive BBC Music Introducing Showcase gigs.

Musician, 6 Music presenter and Brummie Matt Everitt said: “It’s excellent to be heading back to the Midlands homeland to host some fantastic events in the build-up to the awards. BBC Music is all about supporting individual artists, bands and the industry at all levels, and that’s something we’ll be focusing on next month in Birmingham.

“Not only will there be an amazing celebration of 2015’s musical year in the BBC Music Awards, but we are also offering a series of innovative, informative sessions for the people of the Midlands. So come, join in, ask musical questions, get useful answers and find out how you can get more involved in the music industry.”

Tickets to all BBC Music: Live in Birmingham events are free and are available online.

The 2015 BBC Music Awards take place at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on Thursday 10th December between 4 – 6pm. The line up includes Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jack Garratt, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, OMI, One Direction, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Rod Stewart and The Shires with some surprise collaborations and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Tickets are priced £39 – £53 from

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