BBC ASIAN NETWORK AT WOMAD FOR THE FIRST TIME
The BBC Asian Network will welcome festival-goers in the BBC Asian Network Musical Rickshaw tent, offering live DJ sets from Bobby Friction, Nerm and Pathaan and free music downloads from Brit-Asian artists via the station’s listening posts. The BBC Asian Network joins the festival in association with BBC Radio 3 who will be celebrating theit sixth year at the festival as a media partner.
Mark Strippel, Head of Music and Live Events on the BBC Asian Network said;
"It's essential for the BBC Asian Network to have a presence at the biggest festivals in Britain and help build the profile and reputation of Asian music. Womad is the first of many such events, and our specialist DJ's will be showcasing British-Asian beats to future global music throughout the weekend."
WOMAD will also be the first outing for the BBC Asian Network’s Station Wagon, a converted ambulance which will appear at BBC Asian Network live music events throughout the summer.
BBC Asian Network's broadcasts from WOMAD will include performances from Anoushka Shankar, Nina Virdee and Trilok Gurtu & Misra Brothers on the station's arts, entertainment and culture show Nikki Bedi on the BBC Asian Network and its global music show Pathaan's Musical Rickshaw.