South Yorkshire MP turns DJ for radio show backing festival

Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher

Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher

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South Yorkshire politician Michael Dugher is taking a break from the Commons - to go on air instead.

The Barnsley East Labour MP is promoting the Live in Barnsley festival by presenting his own radio show for We Are Barnsley radio at 11am today.

He said: “This is a great opportunity to promote Live in Barnsley.

“Music is a passion of mine and it is good to see such a great event being organised in Barnsley.

“I’m really looking forward to performing alongside so many other great local artists. I hope everyone can come along and support their local music scene.”

Michael will use his first radio show as an opportunity to promote the festival and its many performers.

He will welcome one of the organisers, Dave Pearsall, and performer Adam Guest to talk about the festival.

■ Listen online at We Are Barnsley