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UK reveals launch plans

Update: 22 April 2016

Virgin Radio UK has announced that the station will launch with a world-first – broadcasting from a Virgin Train as it travels from Manchester to London.

Presenters Edith BowmanMatt Richardson will be on board the newly re-namedkitted out train, the Virgin Radio Star, with some great guests coming along for the journey, including Mystery Jets, Travis, The Feeling, Gavin James, Emmy the GreatWalking On Cars.

Setting off from Manchester Piccadilly at 11am on March 30th, 2016, the Virgin Radio Star will travel through the UK, via Crew, Birmingham, Rugby, to its final London destination. Throughout the journey a host of musicians will entertain guests with some acoustic performances of their greatest hits, pastpsent. 

Virgin Radio Edith Bowman

Virgin Radio Edith Bowman

“Virgin is steeped in music historyI’m delighted that Virgin Radio is set to hit the UK airwaves once more,” Richard Branson said. “While many people thought the rise of digital would be the death of radio, it has instead enhanced the experience.

“We like to do things differently, that’s why we’re launching the new sound of Virgin Radio with a live broadcast from a Virgin Train. With psenters like EdithMatt on boardwith music from some of Britain’s leading bands, listeners are going to get a great launch experience. We’re excited to be back.”

Virgin Radio psenters

Virgin Radio psenters

Once the Virgin Radio Star arrives into London, guests will be whisked across the capital to the Virgin Radio studio they will enjoy a final live music performance in a brand new performance space, The Red Room.

Virgin Radio UK will be available on DAB digital radio from 11am on Wednesday March 30th. The station will play a wide range of poprock, from the best 80sBritpop tunes to the latest artists. Make sure you retune your digital radio to pick up Virgin Radio. For more details, head to the Virgin Radio website.

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