Neon Picnic: 40 Years of RTRFM
Saturday 1st April 2017
RTRFM CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF BROADCASTING WITH ALL DAY OUTSIDE BROADCAST
Community radio station RTRFM 92.1 celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a series of events that celebrate the past and look to the future.
It begins with a star-studded picnic showcasing the sounds of the past and the present.
Come and watch live radio happen from 9am to 5pm in Hyde Park – it’s called ‘Neon Picnic’ – and commemorates a series of RTRFM festivals of that name held in the late 80s and early 90s.
Some of our best broadcasters are live to air as they hang out with old friends, former presenters and new kids on the block.
‘Neon Picnic’ also features the best in local music from bands on the radio now, and those that always have been. Expect classics and new favourites performed acoustically and enthusiastically.
And it features a performer who’s played them all! Errol H Tout will strum his strings as he’s done so many times before – delivering his unique and otherworldly brand of guitar music. Errol’s musical objective is to describe a moment or a feeling, and that will definitely be the case on April 1st.
Three life-long friends of the station and absolute local legends are helping celebrate in style. Alsy MacDonald, Jill Birt and Martyn P Casey will perform several Triffids songs as a trio.
This is truly a rare treat not to be missed.
They’re joined by a beloved band coming out of retirement for RTRFM; the poptastic Bank Holidays, with local fuzz-pop legends Turnstyle Lite, the effervescent Simone and Girlfunkle, and suburban singers Verge Collection.
Hip Hop Master Mathas will be joined by his mates to make magic and mesmerising music, and Jazz giants Gabriel Fatin and Pete Jeavons will hit the blue notes.
‘Neon Picnic’ is a free, family-friendly event, with activities for children all day long, and a licensed bar will be on site.
WHEN: Saturday April 1, 2017, 9am till 5pm
WHERE: Hyde Park Amphitheatre
WHO: Jill, Alsy & Marty as The Triffids | The Bank Holidays | Errol H Tout | Pete Jeavons & Gabriel Fatin | Mathas and Mates | Turnstyle Lite | Simone and Girlfunkle | Verge Collection.
WHAT ELSE: Food trucks, licensed bar, Bouncy Castle, Face Painters, RTRFM Merchandise.
TICKETS: Free Event
Celebrate 40 years of the Sound Alternative with us on air and in Hyde Park on April 1st.