13 October 2005

Today is JOHN PEEL day!

BBC Radio 1 is honoring late legendary Broadcaster/DJ John Peel by devoting a ton of programming to him and his work. Check it out:

From 7pm on October 13th, Radio 1's output will become entirely dedicated to John Peel, with a 6 hour show featuring contributions from Radio 1 DJs, special guests and loads of live music!
So here's what's on 1!

Live at Radio 1 HQ
7-9pm - Colin & Edith
9-11pm - Jo Whiley & Steve Lamacq
11-1am - Rob da Bank & Annie Mac

Featured on the show...
Live music from The Fall, New Order, Super Furry Animals, Venetian Snares, Misty In Roots, Jawbone and Laura Cantrell recorded at the special tribute gig on Weds 12th October from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

Vic Galloway will be in Glasgow, Donna Legge in Belfast and Zane Lowe in London, they will all be reporting from John Peel Day gigs!

This will all be mixed up with new music, classic session tracks and some of John's favourite records!

There's a bunch more Peel stuff on the BBC 1 site so look around for things like a list of all of the Peel Session arists and their sessions.

UPDATE - New Order kicked off the celebrations for John Peel Day with an extra-special set filled entirely with Joy Division songs.