BBC North announces a series of free live events this summer showcasing some of its biggest names.

From Justin Fletcher and Rastamouse to Robbie Savage and Craig Charles, today BBC North has announced a wide-ranging series of events as part of ‘Summer in the City’, the season of activity taking place at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.

Throughout August some of the biggest names from CBBC, CBeebies, BBC Learning, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 5 live will be hosting free live shows on the Piazza at MediaCityUK.

The season kicks off on 4/5 August with Sam & Mark’s CBBC Sports Day - a chance for families to have a go at a whole host of sports as well as watch Sam & Mark live on stage and some of the biggest battles from London 2012 live from the Olympic Live Site. This event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from midday-5.00pm and tickets are not required.

On Friday 10 August, Craig Charles kicks off a musical weekend with a live BBC Radio 6 Music Soul and Funk show, with a DJ set from Craig and live performances from spectacular funk band The Haggis Horns.

The following day (Saturday 11 August) Justin Fletcher will be hosting Justin’s House Party in the Piazza with two live shows each accompanied by a screening of a brand new episode from the forthcoming series.

Sunday 12 August will see the stars of CBeebies come together for two extra special musical extravaganzas. Join Rastamouse, Bob the Builder, the Zingzillas and more at Singalong with CBeebies, a chance to see some one off performances from the stars of the channel as well as getting involved yourself!

On the 19 August we invite you to our red carpet Premiere’s Day, with screenings of brand-new CBBC dramas including Leonardo and Stepping Up, as well as a chance to ask questions to the cast of all the shows.

And then on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August there is a double header of big BBC radio shows. Firstly Radcliffe and Maconie will host their BBC Radio 6 Music show live from the Radcliffe and Maconie One-Date Roadshow, featuring live sessions from The Go! Team and other special musical guests.

They will then hand over to BBC Radio 5 live who will be celebrating the start of the football season with the biggest ever 5 Live 606 Fans Forum hosted by Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage.

All details on starting times and how to apply for tickets can be found at

Notes to Editors

Summer in the City is being led by MediaCityUK with support from Salford City Council.

*All events are ticketed apart from Sam & Mark’s CBBC Sports Day - all tickets are free of charge.

July 6, 2012 7:11am ET by BBC One   Comments (0)

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