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Radio Festival 2017 announces new date

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The annual Radio Festival, which was postponed following the Manchester Arena attack, will take place on 21 June, organisers have confirmed.

Originally scheduled for 23 May, it will now take place in two weeks’ time at the British Library, with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Colin Murray hosting the festival.

The day will also feature appearances and talks from MOBO Award winning songwriter, DJ and producer Goldie and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny, alongside sessions on podcasting, Instagram and the future of social media and radio.

Roger Cutsforth, chief executive of Radio Academy and organiser of the Radio Festival, said: ‘It felt wrong to be holding a celebration of our industry against the backdrop of such a tragic event. It also would have been disrespectful to many of our members who were covering the story.

‘We have been encouraged by the goodwill and support demonstrated from across the industry with offers of assistance and many contributors already indicating their willingness to change their diaries in order to take part at the restaged event. Thanks must also go to the British Library and our sponsors, PPL and PRS for Music, who will once again also be supporting Radio Festival.’

Tickets already purchased for Radio Festival will be valid for the new date and any ticket holders unable to make the new date should contact the Radio Academy on to make alternative arrangements.

Watch our recent video interview with Goldie.

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