Live Maida Vale show planned for BBC Radio 6 Music’s T-Shirt Day

BBC Radio 6 Music wants listeners to wear their most treasured band tee for a day once again.

The annual T-Shirt Day will take place on Friday 4th November 2022 and there’ll be a special show live from Maida Vale with Steve Lamacq.

From 5am-7pm, presenters Chris Hawkins (5am-7.30am), Lauren Laverne (7.30am-10.30am), Mary Anne Hobbs (10.30am-1pm), Craig Charles (1pm-4pm) and Steve Lamacq (4pm-7pm) will be taking requests, playing music exclusively via ‘Requests from your Chests’.

They’ll be bringing the music community together, playing only the tracks by the artists on your tees.

Listeners can send in requests by sharing a picture wearing their band or artist T-shirt on social media, using the hashtag #TShirtDay.

For this year’s 15th anniversary special, Steve hosts his show live from the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, London, before a live audience of band T-shirt wearing listeners and the brilliant Sports Team as his house band.

Fresh from releasing their second album – Gulp! – Sports Team will perform a selection of classic T-shirt related covers, plus a set of their own tracks as a programme finale. This year, for the first time, a panel of specially invited judges will judge “The Polyester Prize” to find the best design, from a shortlist of iconic band T-shirts put together by Steve, team and listener suggestions.

Steve Lamacq says: “T-Shirt Day has become a special moment in the 6 Music year, where we can all show off our favourite music-related T-shirts which we’ve acquired over the years, whether they were bought online last week or been stuffed into a drawer since our teens.

“Whatever the shirt, they all tell a story or say something about the people we are. And it’s lovely to spend a day sharing those tales and reliving the memories they conjure up. Once again, we’re going to be throwing out the playlist for the day and playing nothing but music by the artists who appear on listeners’ shirts.

“And as it’s T-Shirt Day’s 15th Anniversary, we’re going to finish the day with a special show at the BBC Maida Vale studios with live music and guests and a look at some of our favourite iconic music T-shirt designs.”

Sports Team says: “We’re stoked to get back into Maida Vale studios to celebrate 15 years of T-Shirt Day with our pal Steve Lamacq. Off on the European tour the next day so will be enjoying a last night of freedom in London too. Amyl & The Sniffers tee ready to go.”

Listeners can attend the live broadcast at Maida Vale by entering the ballot for tickets here.

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at 11:02 am by RadioToday UK

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