Virgin Radio Record Epic Live Show From Train To Celebrate Relaunch


This Wednesday we saw the return of Virgin Radio UK to our airwaves, as the station underwent its big relaunch.

The station was a powerhouse during the ’90s, with the combination of Richard Branson, Chris Evans and a variety of Britpop providing us with entertainment throughout the decade.

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According to The Guardian, Richard Branson’s rock and pop music station will be one of 18 stations that’ll launch on Sound Digital, including talkSPORT, talkSPORT 2 and a bold new speech station, talkRADIO.

Virgin Radio UK will feature Edith Bowman and Matt Richardson as its main presenters, covering the key breakfast and drivetime shows respectively.

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And what better way to launch the new station then with a live show on a train from Manchester to London Euston?

That’s exactly what they did, with Travis, The Mystery Jets, The Feeling and Walking on Cars performing live from a specially designed carriage.

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Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James kicked off the show with a tribute cover of the late David Bowie’s ‘Changes’, marking the crossover between old and new underpinning the relaunch.

Sounds good to us!