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John Peel Day

The 13th of October has been designated John Peel Day; there will be more than 300 tribute gigs to Peel across the UK. (It remains to be seen what proportion of these carry on the spirit of Peel's eclecticism and championing of novelty more than, say, last year's "Future's Burning" compilation of "tight", "angular" NME/Xfm-formula "new-wave" "indie" "garage" "art rock", which was, perhaps rather opportunistically, dedicated to the then recently deceased Peel.) There will also be events in Europe, North America and New Zealand on the day.

The day before, there will be a tribute concert in London featuring New Order, The Fall, the Super Furry Animals and a reggae outfit named Misty In Roots.

There are 2 comments on "John Peel Day":

Posted by: datakid http:// Tue Sep 20 08:52:40 2005

nice...just when I'm there...will you be going to one, and which one?

Posted by: acb Tue Sep 20 09:48:23 2005

Not sure yet. The New Order one could be good, though I haven't seen any of the others on offer.