Maryport Festival to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009

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MARYPORT Blues Festival is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in what organisers have called a breakthrough in national recognition.

A two-hour special will be featured on the Paul Jones R&B Show on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Festival spokeswoman Eleanor Carr said it was a coup for Maryport because it would be the first UK blues festival to be recorded for a national radio broadcast.

Recordings made at the festival will also feature in other Paul Jones radio programmes in August as the special show approaches.

Thanks to Paul Farmer for the tip off.

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