LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The second annual John Peel day will be held to honor the late legendary Radio 1 DJ on October 12th, the anniversary of his last BBC show.
Bands, artists and DJs are all being encouraged to stage concerts and club nights in honor of the celebrated broadcaster and independent music champion.
“I hope many bands and venues will want to celebrate John’s anniversary,” widow Sheila Ravenscroft said in a statement. “Everyone should have a fantastic night.”
Last year more than 500 music events took place around the UK and the world.
As well as airing a selection of classic Peel sessions, Radio 1 will report live from John Peel day events. The station is also planning a John Peel night, to take place during its Electric Proms season in Camden, north London, between October 25th and 29th.
“Last year’s first John Peel day was a phenomenal success,” said Jason Carter, Radio 1’s live music and events editor. He described the day as “a day in which we can celebrate the great man, new music and continue his legacy.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers