The ARIAS get well and truly Busted and radio DJ Scott Mills announces “in conversation” event…
Scott Mills and Busted have been announced to appear in Leeds as part of the inaugural Segue events coming later this month!
Segue (Seg-way), a two-day celebration of the radio and audio industry, runs 18-19th October. It is hosted by The Radio Academy, in association with LeedsBID (Business Improvement District).
Scott Mills in conversation is one of Segue’s headline events.
Busted have also been confirmed as the headline act to perform live at this year’s ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards), hosted by Scott Mills and taking place at the first direct arena in Leeds on Thursday, 19th October.
The ARIAS are the audio and radio industry’s prestigious flagship awards. The awards offer the UK radio and audio sector the opportunity to showcase exceptional individual and collective talent, across all audio platforms.
In conversation with broadcaster and radio historian David Lloyd, Scott Mills chats life, career and radio love at the Venue, from 8pm at Leeds College of Music on Wednesday, 18th October. Tickets are free and available from www.lcm.ac.uk/whats-on/scott-mills-in-conversation/
The evening will also include a performance from up-and-coming artist and former Leeds College of Music student Lucy Whittaker.
Lucy’s punchy Electro Pop sound teamed with her energetic performances are fast generating her a reputation as ‘one to watch’. Her debut single reached #1 on the Hype Machine ‘Popular on Twitter’ chart, whilst her follow up release ‘I’m Not Ever Coming Back Again’ charted at #12 in the UK Viral Spotify chart, and was supported by BBC Radio 1 after being chosen as BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week. Having supported Clean Bandit, and performed at Eurosonic Netherlands 2017 alongside artists including Anne Marie, 2017 has been a big year for Lucy.
Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive of LeedsBID said:
“Building on the success of launching the ARIAS in Leeds last year, we are delighted to be working with The Radio Academy once again on bringing a bigger and better industry event to the city. Segue is extending the opportunities for direct local involvement – for businesses, young creatives looking at career options and members of the public wanting to enjoy the shows.”
Director of Operations at Leeds College of Music, David Warren said:
“We are absolutely delighted to partner with The Radio Academy and LeedsBID on Segue, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of our events schedule for the Autumn season. As an institution which provides relevant, cutting-edge experience to the next generation of the music industry, we are particularly thrilled to host an event which will provide an excellent insight for those wanting to learn more about the radio and audio sector.”
Segue opens on Wednesday, October 18th with another event at the Leeds College of Music - an afternoon session, The Business of Radio, hosted by former BBC Director of Radio, Helen Boaden. She will be joined for a panel discussion on the opportunities and threats faced by the sector by Siobhan Kenny, CEO of commercial radio trade body Radiocentre, as well as Phil Riley, former CEO of Chrysalis Radio/Orion Media and Chair of Judges for the ARIAS, and Neelay Patel who leads on the future development and innovation of TV, radio and music at the BBC.
The Segue ‘Radio and Audio Fair’ will be held on Thursday 19th at Malmaison Leeds and will offer a range of masterclasses and workshops, as well as a trade fair for audio, radio and broadcast companies. Tickets for the Segue ‘Radio & Audio Fair’ are free to Radio Academy members and available to purchase from www.radioacademy.org priced £10 a day for non-members. The fair will also offer local students the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in radio and audio. It is free to attend for Radio Academy members, with non-members charged £5 to attend. More information is available at the Segue website segueleeds.com
Later that evening, Leeds rolls out the red carpet for the ARIAS - the industry’s flagship awards - celebrating the best of audio, innovation and excellence across all radio platforms and digital audio services.
Returning to the first direct Arena, the evening will again be a star-studded event, with memorable performances, an increased number of awards and the opportunity for members of the public to be among the audience.
For ticket information for the ARIAS please visit www.firstdirectarena.com