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BBC Music Day returns to City Park

BBC Music Day takes place this week in City Park.  Bradford is one of a handful of cities taking part in this nationwide celebration which aims to bring people together across generations and communities through their love of music.

Hundreds of pupils from across the district will play their part in the Music Day whilst also taking part in a Guinness World Record attempt involving over 800 pupils who will try and break the world record for the number of people taking part in a Bamboo Tamboo*.
The current record is 661 people, and we currently have 800 + pupils signed up.

Entertainment will be provided by Bradley Johnson from Bradford.  Bradley was a contestant on the BBC’s Let It Shine programme.  He will be performing at lunchtime and then again before the event closes.

The primary-aged pupils will be taking part in workshops throughout the day but secondary pupils will perform for the crowds from 3.45pm onwards.

Tony Johnson, Bradford Council’s Head of Music & Arts, said:  “This is a great event for the City and the district.  We are delighted that the Third BBC Music Day will be held in our wonderful City Park.

“This is a great opportunity for the hundreds of young people to be involved and the entertainment and performances continue up until 8pm. It will also be a real boost for the pupils and the district if we can beat the Guinness World Record attempt.”

Michael Jameson, Bradford Council’s Strategic Director for Children’s Services, said:  “This is an excellent event and we are thrilled Bradford is taking part again.  The inaugural Music Day was held in Bradford in 2015.

“We have already had the #LoveBradford Guinness World Record success in City Park so for so many children to be involved in a further attempt is very exciting.  We have so many talented pupils and it is good for so many of them to be involved in this event.”

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