New date for Radio Festival confirmed

Colin Murray to host rescheduled event

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A new date for Radio Festival of June 21st is confirmed, following its recent postponement due to the tragic events which occurred in Manchester on the evening of May 22nd. 

Radio Festival, which had been due to take place on May 23rd, will once again be staged at the British Library, with Colin Murray confirmed as host for the annual radio industry gathering.


We took the difficult decision to postpone Radio Festival on the morning it was due to take place in light of the tragic events which occurred in Manchester the previous evening. This was in part due to the practicalities of some guests and delegates being unable to travel, as well as many being called back to their desks to report on the unfolding story, but also because it felt inappropriate to be celebrating radio in the wake of such an incident.

 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 take part in the restaged event. Thanks must also go to our sponsors, PPL and PRS for Music, as well as the British Library, who will once again also be supporting Radio Festival.  We are working hard to confirm the line-up and will release more details as soon as practicable.

Roger Cutsforth, Chief Executive of Radio Academy and organiser of the 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.


For more information please contact Lucy Goodwin on: 0203 189 1951 or mobile: 07961 452558 or email:

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