Event announcement: Hadrian’s Wall to host BBC Music Day

Published: Monday 20th Apr 2015

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

Event announcement: Hadrian’s Wall to host BBC Music Day

The entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland will play host to the inaugural BBC Music Day, which is to be held on Friday 5 June.

The aim of the event is to bring people of all ages and communities together through a mutual love

of music. Beginning at first light, the BBC Music Day is expected to last 14 hours with participants

relaying music from one to another to create the ‘Hadrian’s Wall of Sound’. The musical journey will

start at West Cumbria and finish in North Tyneside 73 miles on.


A star studded event

Many UK towns and cities will be involved in the nationwide music celebration, with a number of

celebrities acting as the BBC Music Day Ambassadors. They include Tom Jones, Lulu, Ricky Wilson,

Ricky Ross, Rae Morris, George Ezra, Mark Ronson, Shlomo, Kanika Kapoor, Only Men Aloud’s Tim

Rhys Evans, and conductor Charles Hazlewood.

For those who wish to bear witness this incredible event live from Hadrian’s Wall or are interested in

the potential to meet a celebrity or two, presenter Petroc Trelawny will be at Birdoswald Roman Fort

at Gilsland on the Northumberland-Cumbria border. He will be joined by BBC singers who are set to

perform music with local connections.

More than just a chance to participate in a special community event, those who make the trip will

get to enjoy fantastic scenery amongst one of the most stunning stretches of this world heritage site.

Anyone else wanting to enjoy the performance from the comfort of their couch can tune into BBC

One’s The One Show, which will be broadcasting live from the Music Day event in Glasgow.


A great reason to visit

Since the event is taking place in summer, there is no doubt that the BBC Music Day will bring many

domestic tourists from all over the country to Northumberland. A region known for its stunning

coastline, rolling hills and myriad of outdoor activities which include hiking, watersports, horse

riding, ballooning and rock climbing just to new a few, there is plenty to keep visitors occupied.

Those who are considering a trip to Northumberland around that time are advised to start booking

accommodation early to ensure they are able to get the type of accommodation they want for a

reasonable price. For a stay that will provide you with flexibility and lots of space to relax in, take a

look at the self-catering properties from Grace Darling Holidays. With a range of properties dotted

along the Northumberland coastline including apartments, cottages, converted barns and even a

stately home, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.


Northumberland Live Music Festival

If music is of special interest then it is worth noting that the Northumberland Live Music Festival will

be held on the Saturday 27 June. A free event for the whole community to enjoy, fans will be able to

catch performances from chart-toppers Toploader and Doctor and The Medics, who will headline

this year’s festival along with a host of talented local acts.

Held at Blyth Beach, the event is sure to be a special experience as the spectacular backdrop of the

north east coastline and golden sands is literally just yards away.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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