The good old BBC continues its homage to Northern soul (you’ll recall the mighty Northern Soul Prom, they broadcast!) with a whole night of “Northern” tunes – a proper all-nighter if you would!
This coming Saturday, September 9th, BBC Radio 6 Music is devoting it’s whole evening schedule (and on into Sunday morning) to the magic of Northern soul. We’re told that the event is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wigan Casino.
The evening kicks off at 6pm with a Northen Soul special. Presented by Craig Charles, there’ll be a live band, music from the Flirtations and a guest cameo from Richard Searling. At 9 Stuart Maconie joins Craig to front a radio repeat of the aforementioned Prom concert.
The first four hours of Sunday morning delivers an investigation of legendary venues like the Wheel, the Casino and the 100 Club, then at 4am there’s to be a “morning after” mix – mellow tunes for the wee small hours. To round things off Stuart Maconie back at 7am. He promises us an eclectic mix – including, of course, the famous Three Before Eight!
Learn more @: https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2023/6-music-northern-soul-all-nighter-50th-anniversary-wigan-casino