Every year, BBC Music Day brings the nation together to celebrate music in all its glory. Music is a universally loved and spoken language, and it has the power to influence and change people’s lives. On BBC Music Day, the BBC works with musicians of all genres to put on special, surprise performances and appearances on TV shows, radio stations and on social media.
Ambassadors for this year’s Music Day include Kylie Minogue, Blossoms and Chelcee Grimes.
Kylie Minogue read out train announcements at stations such as Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly, cheering up commuters with her positive pop vibes. Kylie is currently on her Golden Tour, which she will bring to Manchester Arena on Monday 1st October. Tickets are still available through contacting the venue directly, with information on http://gigst.rs/Ky.
Stockport’s own Blossoms played live at Manchester’s Piccadilly Train Station, alongside SoundStation Community Choir- an event which made a lot of people’s Friday morning 100 times better. They drew in a huge crowd, with pictures of their performance being shared all over social media, with captions of ‘Yeah I’m gonna be a bit late for work this morning, just watching Blossoms playing in the train station’. Watch clips of their Piccadilly station gig here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45675732
Amy Macdonald performed at Glasgow Central Station, playing her 2007 chart-topping hit ‘This Is The Life’ backed by 50 female vocalists. Amy has a new album coming out in November, titled ‘Woman of the World: The Best of 2007-2018’, which will include new tracks as well as her most popular ones from her career so far. Watch her performance from BBC Music Day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5tkN2Y8HBY
Nadine Shah was announced as one of the 40 most powerful women in music, on BBC Radio 4’s BBC Woman’s Hour Power List, with none other than ‘Queen Bey’, Beyoncé, making the top of the list.
For the little ones this BBC Music Day, CBeebies had ‘nicest man in rock and roll’, George Ezra, reading Bedtime Stories and The Wombats teamed up with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to write a song about Blackpool beach.
BBC Music Day 2018 has been a wonderful success, filled with treats and surprise performances from local communities and much-loved musicians, bringing people closer together and showing the impact music can have on anyone.