Virtual Harrogate music festival to be broadcast this weekend on Harrogate Community Radio

A wide cross-section of the Harrogate music community forced indoors by the coronavirus lockdown will star in an online music festival this weekend on Harrogate Community Radio online.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:40 pm
Virtual Harrogate music fest co-organiser DJ Rory Hoy who is one of the local music scene figures taking part in the event this weekend on Harrogate Community Radio..

The event's organisers DJ Trev and Rory Hoy will be among the ten local DJs, promoters and musicians playing DJ sets in the Virtual Insanity Music Festival which will run from 1pm to 6pm this Saturday.

Rory Hoy, whose new single Everybody’s Going was played on the BBC6 Funk & Soul Show recently, said: “As there are so many talented artists in the local community, who have all seen their gigs cancelled or postponed, DJ Trev and I thought it would be great idea to put on a Virtual Music Festival and give everyone the opportunity to showcase those talents, and also for listeners to get a flavour of what they can look forward to after the lockdown.

“Everyone was really happy to give their services and I think we’ve put together a pretty eclectic and diverse festival, which will appeal to all ages and tastes.”

Harrogate's Virtual Insanity Music Festival: 1pm to 6pm, Saturday, April 25

The festival line-up includes Rufus Beckett, Mike Atkinson, Diesel Keys, Graham Chalmers, DJ Scooby, Moon On A Stick, Guerrilla Dub System and Jonny Skinner

To listen in, visit

Anyone who can’t tune in this Saturday can access it via Harrogate Community Radio’s “Listen Again” service and on their Mixcloud.

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