Merseyrail station band get a new platform

By Olivia Wagg 

Liverpool’s very own Merseyrail Sound Station has featured as part of the fringe events at the BBC Radio 6 Music’s festival.

The festival will be a great opportunity for local acts such as ‘PALE RIDER’ to showcase new material and represent the city in March.

Merseyrail sound station is a development scheme developed by Merseyrail and Bido Lito. Their aim is to support Merseyside’s next generation of musicians. The programme is based around three core components plus a live showcase at Liverpool Central train station. Applications for semester 3 open on 25th April.

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The event was confirmed by DJ Lauren Laverne last month and was run across different venues throughout Liverpool from the 29th March to 31st March.

While the festival has been running since 2014, this was the first time Liverpool has been chosen for the event. Previous cities include Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol and Glasgow.

As well as performances from the likes of Hot Chip, Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins. Fans also got to see in conversation with events and poetry at venues such as Camp and Furnace and Invisible Wind Factory.

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Liverpool Hope University’s very own alumni kicked off the BBC 6 Music festival’s fringe acts by showcasing their original material.

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