Bingley Music Live

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Bingley Music Live
Genre Rock, alternative rock, indie rock, pop music
Dates Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the end August
Location(s) Bingley, England, United Kingdom
Years active 2007 - Present
Website
bingleymusiclive.com

Bingley Music Live is an annual music festival held in Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, England. The festival features a range of musical genres including rock, alternative rock, indie rock and pop music. Organised by City of Bradford Council, it is held on the Saturday and Sunday and since the 2009 event, also on the Friday at the end of August, with one of the days having free admission. First held in 2007, it was shortlisted in the ‘Best New Festival’ category of the Virtual Festival Awards.[1][2] The ethos of the event is to present high quality music at an affordable price and give a platform for local bands from across West Yorkshire to a large audience.[3]

History[edit]

Crowds are entertained by a performance from Feeder at Bingley Music Live: 2011

Bingley Music Live evolved from a previous event at the same venue called Music At Myrtle. Music at Myrtle was first held in 1991, had free admission, and featured headline performances by tribute acts and bands from the 1960s and 1970s, such as The Searchers, Alvin Stardust, local band Smokie, Suzi Quatro, Showaddywaddy, Hot Chocolate, Edwin Starr and Boney M.

In 1998, it became a two-day event with the addition of The Pulse Party in The Park (external link). Programming for the Party in the Park was by local radio station, Pulse FM and featured contemporary pop acts, such as Rachel Stevens, McFly, Liberty X, Busted and Gareth Gates. In this format, it continued successfully for eight years.

In February 2007, it was announced that the event was to be cancelled because of escalating costs, shrinking audiences and a decline in support from the music industry for this type of event.[4] Bradford Council took on the sole responsibility for organising the event giving it a new identity as Bingley Music Live in September that year.[5]

In 2009 the format was a free family night followed by a ticketed Saturday and Sunday lineup.[6]

2007[edit]

Saturday 1 September Line Up - Free Admission

Sunday 2 September Line Up - Ticketed day

Saturday Sunday

2008[edit]

Saturday 30 August Line Up - Ticketed day

Sunday 31 August Line Up - Free Admission

Saturday Sunday

2009[edit]

Friday 4 September - Free Admission

Saturday 5 September / Sunday 6 September - Ticketed

Friday Saturday Sunday

2010[edit]

Friday Saturday Sunday

2011[edit]

Friday Saturday Sunday

2012[edit]

Friday Saturday Sunday

2013[edit]

Friday Saturday Sunday

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Bradford & West Yorkshire
  2. ^ Virtual Festival Awards 2008
  3. ^ Community Pride June 2008 Local free paper produced by Bradford Council
  4. ^ Extract from local newspaper The Telegraph and Argus for 21 February 2007.
  5. ^ The Telegraph and Argus 1 September 2008.
  6. ^ The Telegraph and Argus 10 June 2009.

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