Graham Norton added to Radio Festival line-up

BBC Radio 2 presenter Graham Norton will appear at the Radio Festival 2017 in conversation with Nicholas Parsons.

In a session entitled ‘Hesitation, Repetition and Deviation’, Nicholas Parsons shares his insights and stories from 70 years of working in radio – his favourite professional medium – with Graham Norton in an intimate style conversation. Parsons will also reveal some of his favourite moments from chairing the long-running panel game ‘Just A Minute’ which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Also, DJ, producer, visual artist and actor, Goldie (MBE) will be appearing at Radio Festival for a session; ‘Goldie’s Journey with Radio – an artist’s perspective’.

Other confirmed sessions for this year’s ‘Stand-Out’ Radio Festival, taking place at the British Library on May 23rd, include the team from My Dad Wrote a Porno in a session hosted by Radio 1’s Matt Edmonson. For the first time, James Cooper and Alice Levine will talk about how the podcast came about.

Tech CEO Steve Bartlett, co-founder of Social Chain, a digital marketing agency which claims they can make anything trend within 26 minutes – joins Radio Festival for a session on ‘The Future is Social’ talking about the change of social, audiences, what works and how this is just the beginning….

A breakfast session, ‘Getting Vocal’, presented by Radioplayer’s Michael Hill, will look at radio in a voice-activated future and the technical challenges of making radio content discoverable, as well as an in-depth look at new research into ownership and usage of Amazon Echo.

The event will be hosted by Colin Murray and takes place next week, May 23rd, in London. More details and tickets available here.

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