‘Summer in the City’: Month of festivities planned by BBC as TV and radio stars shine in Salford’s MediaCityUK

By Adam Ryder

An exciting month of festivities are being planned by BBC North in MediaCityUK as ‘Summer in the City’ events will showcase some of their biggest names throughout August.

Sam & Mark’s CBBC Sports day invites families to watch them live on stage and try different sports on August 4 and 5, from 12 til 5pm,

Audiences will also be given the chance to watch some of the biggest battles from London 2012 live from the Olympic site.

BBC Radio 6, DJ Craig Charles kicks of a Music Soul and Funk show with live performances from The Haggis Horns on Friday August 10,

The next day, Justin Fletcher host ‘Justin’s house Party in the Piazza’ with two live shows plus a screening from the forthcoming series in the middle of the BBC’s Salford base.

Sunday will see CBBC favorites Rastamouse, Bob the Builder, the Zingzillas plus more join forces for a joyful sing-a-long with the CBeebies.

There’s a chance to view screenings of the new CBBC dramas Leonardo and Stepping UP on their red carpet Premiere’s Day on August 19.

The bank holiday on Monday sees Radcliffe and Maconie’s ‘One-Date Roadshow’ where they will host their music show live with performances from The Go.

And BBC Radio 5 live hosts Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage will take over to celebrate the new football season with the biggest 5 live 606 Fans Forum ever hosted.

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