Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) Pass-Through Frequencies Podcast | Tue 25 – Thur 27 Aug | 8pm | via Youtube

Frontman Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World launched his podcast series Pass-Through Frequencies earlier this month. Hosted by Fender Guitars, every Tuesday and Thursday, you can catch Jim talking to other musicians about the songwriting process, alongside chat and music. Previous guests have included Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, Steve Aoki and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie. You can view all episodes over on the Jimmy Eat World Youtube Channel, and head there for 8pm each Tuesday and Thursday eve to catch a new one. The podcast is also available on other formats including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Deezer – find out more via the button below.

Ellie Goulding – The Brightest Blue Experience | Wed 26 Aug | 8:30pm | via virtual ticket from £13.50

To celebrate the release of her latest album, The Brightest Blue, Ellie Goulding presents a unique virtual experience for fans. On Wednesday 26 August from 8:30pm, the singer will be performing live from London’s Historical Victoria and Albert Museum. With songs from the new album, plus fan favourites, you can also expect a very special guest to make an appearance. To view this exclusive performance, you’ll need to purchase a virtual ticket priced from £13.50. Album bundles also available – find out more by clicking the link below.

Reading & Leeds / BBC Weekend | Fri 28 – Sun 30 Aug | Noon – Midnight | via BBC

The legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals may not be going ahead in a field this Bank Holiday Weekend – but BBC have pulled together something special. From Friday 28 through to Sunday 30 August, there will be a collection of past iconic performances to enjoy across the BBC. Sets featured include Billie Eilish, Enter Shikari and Charli XCX plus loads more. BBC Four will be showcasing highlights from last years headline set from Foo Fighters (Saturday 29 August Midnight-2am).

From midday-midnight each day – BBC iPlayer will be streaming live sets from over the festival’s colourful history, plus a hand-picked selection from the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds over the years. There will also be coverage on Radio One, BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 1Xtra. You can find more info in the link below.

Alternative Manchester Pride Festival 2020 | Sat 29 – Mon 31 Aug | Various Times | via UWS/Youtube

Many of us were looking forward to Manchester’s annual Pride Festival this August Bank Holiday – however, with the current pandemic things are a little different this year. But fear not! The team behind the festival present an Alternative Manchester Pride for 2020 – promising something special for everyone planning to celebrate Pride at home. From Saturday 29 through to Monday 31 August – this three-day virtual event will take place across different platforms including online streams, radio and social media. Featuring artist performances, arts and culture events, important conversations around activism and history and plenty of activities to get involved in.

Kicking off the party on Saturday 29, there will be live performances and DJ sets in a special online stream in partnership with United We Stream before the fun moves over to the official Youtube Channel on Sunday 30 August. As always the weekend will end with a period of reflection with the Candlelit Vigil on Monday 31 which will be broadcast online and BBC Radio Manchester/Gaydio. Find out more info including line-up details via the link below.

Mon 24 Aug - Sun 30 Aug
Cat Allan
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Mon 24 Aug 2020