Travelling by tram on Thursday 26th? Expect to be regaled by the Elbow frontman

In 2017 Shaun Ryder twisted his melon for Metrolink; in 2018, Lisa Stansfield gave us the real thing. Now BBC Music Day has announced that another iconic local artist will be taking over the tannoys as it returns for 2019. 

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey will be regaling passengers with his favourite places at 93 tram stops across Greater Manchester this Thursday (26th) in a celebration of the region’s musical heritage.  

This fabled city rumbles with reverberations, echoes and rhythms. The soundtrack of Mancunian voices have travelled the world, and made this place famous for its music. What better place to celebrate BBC Music Day?

Guy Garvey Elbow
Guy Garvey takes over the tannoys

BBC Music Day Commissioning Executive, Rebecca Sandiford, said: “We love doing these fun tram announcements on BBC Music Day. They’ve become quite a tradition now! It’s a great way to put a smile on everyone’s faces as we bring music to people across the day. Thanks so much to Guy Garvey for supporting BBC Music Day 2019 in this way, I’m really looking forward to seeing the reaction!”   

Clodagh Buckley at TfGM added: “With over 100,000 customers travelling by tram every day, it’s a great way to help the BBC spread the power of music across Greater Manchester.” 

Guy Garvey will be taking over Metrolink announcements on Thursday 26th from 7am  

About BBC Music Day

BBC Music Day is the UK-wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives. There will be over 2000 events taking place across the country with pop up performances, interviews, musical takeovers and short films by artists including artists including Nile Rodgers, Craig David, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, Emeli Sandé, Liam Gallagher, Anne-Marie, Guy Garvey, Professor Green, Ray BLK, Keane, Naughty Boy, Nina Nesbitt, Freya Ridings, Aitch and more.

As part of the day, an ambitious project has also launched, supported by music legend Nile Rodgers, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020, working with over 100 organisations in this field.

Find out more on the website