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Radio Wales Music Day launches

BBC Radio Wales has signed up Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield as one of the stars for its Music Day later this month.

The station will be celebrating the nation's musical talent all day on Friday 25 March 2011 with presenters out and about at venues across the country.

James Dean Bradfield will record an exclusive acoustic session for the day, while some of BBC Radio Wales's most prominent presenters will be turning up at venues across Wales to share some of the new sounds with listeners.

Ten up-and-coming Welsh artists will be showcased throughout the day, with Welsh music heard across the whole of the broadcasting schedule, from 6am right through to 1am the next morning.

Mid-morning presenters Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott will be travelling to Swansea to encourage patrons of the city's Monkey Café to join in the fun live on air from 9am, while Alan Thompson's Evening Show will be live from Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold from 7.30pm.

And there will also be a celebration of one of Wales's most famous music venues, the 'legendary' TJs in Newport.

Steve Austins, Editor, BBC Radio Wales, said: "BBC Radio Wales Music Day is an ambitious and exciting celebration of some of the best talent in Wales, mixing music from up-and-coming artists and bands with that of some of Wales' most popular performers."

Find out more [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/sites/highlights/pages/wales_music_day_home.shtml]here[/link].

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