Back in March, the BBC announced proposals to close its fantastic 6Music radio station. Their consultation on these proposals runs until 25 May, so there’s still time left if you’d like to add your voice to those trying to save the station.
BBC 6Music and many of its DJs have been really supportive of the festival as well as past and present Indietracks bands. Loads of bands from this year’s Indietracks line up (including Allo Darlin’, Standard Fare, Veronica Falls, MJ Hibbett, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Loves and more) have all appeared on the station, either as session guests, album of the day or on the playlists. The station plays the best new and upcoming music and would be sadly missed.
If you’d like to see 6Music continue, it’s not too late, there’s lots you can do, including:
a) Complete the BBC Trust’s BBC Strategy Review Online Survey – a consultation on the proposals. It’s just 11 questions, you don’t need to answer them all and you can be done in five minutes if you’re a speedy typer. The Trust can decide to overturn the proposals if enough people show their support. The consultation runs until Tuesday 25 May 2010.
b) On Saturday 22 May at midday, there will be a friendly and peaceful protest outside Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA. There will be some busker style performances and speakers. We’re not sure who, but Allo Darlin’ popped up at the last one so it could be someone special again this time! For more info, there’s a Facebook group here.
We’ll leave you with a video of Allo Darlin’ busking ‘Kiss Your Lips’ at the last protest back in March.