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29 - 31 May 2020



Throughout the weekend, listen out for local musicians and artists performing on BBC Radio Wiltshire as part of its Airwaves Festival. Wiltshire Creative have teamed up with Salisbury Live to provide this opportunity for musicians of all types to perform to listeners across the county. And look out for further Scratch Night events later in the summer.


Wiltshire Creative are thrilled to feature these artists as part of BBC Radio Wiltshire’s Airwaves Festival.

Anna Baines is a singer-songwriter and seamstress from Salisbury, Wiltshire. Her music spans from electronic to acoustic; performing at Glastonbury 2019 and currently working on a creative music installation “The Parachute Project” with collaborator Anna Disley-Simpson for 2021.
Instagram: @_annabaines


The Lyte Brigade
The Lyte Brigade is a 4 piece Alternative Pop band from Salisbury, Wiltshire UK. The Lyte Brigade originally formed early 2019 as a college cover band but during the summer of 2019, decided to start writing original music and start pursuing their dreams in the music industry. With inspirations from bands like Twenty One Pilots, PVRIS, The Hunna and The Faim. Members consist of Sarah Wyatt (Vocalist and Pianist) Morgan Read ( Drummer) Joe Demmar (Guitarist) Ryan Wood (Bassist).
Instagram: @thelytebrigade  


Three friends, DiElle, Chris Wood and John Gleadall from Hampshire and West Sussex are eclectic musicians with an Eagles-esque live sound. Their live show is more like a house party with laid back laughs, covers of golden greats and original tunes. This trio wish to be a positive voice, spreading constructive messages and joy with their songs, and are currently inviting their fans to send recordings of them singing along to Look After Me for a special remix of this new song. The new EP ‘Candlelight’ to be released this summer will accompany DiElle’s debut book The Stories Behind The Songs.

Twitter: @diellemusicuk 



Michael Scott Parker

Michael (the girl) Scott Parker aka CREATURE ROCK is a creative force known internationally for her award-winning, imaginative, alternative art-rock. With 2 albums of original rhapsodies, ‘The Creature Sessions’ and ‘Naked’, her ornate piano and formidable guitar talent received high praise by fans and critics in North America and Europe. This powerful performer has recently relocated to Salisbury after surviving breast cancer. She now has a new album on the way, conveying her inspiration with renewed fire. A unique, dynamic, and confident voice, singing to sustain the soul, creating to inspire, wielding just about any instrument you throw at her, she floods our ears with lyrics that question our boundaries. Michael delivers true passion in an unorthodox way.
Instagram: @Michaelcreature
#creaturerock #michaelscottparker #michaelcreature


Maxx Harper
“Music has been a very useful outlet for me over the past few years. My main aim is to convey a message that many can relate to using spoken word, through both story-telling and personal experience. My music consists of pain but also elation, all of which, I believe, contributes to powerful and emotional lyricism and I hope that this comes across in my songs and lyrics and helps others like me in a positive way.”
Instagram: @maxx.harper



Hamish Kemp
“I'm originally from Glasgow, but have lived in Salisbury for several years now. I've always written songs for as long as I can remember. I used to perform in folk clubs (they actually listen to you!), but nowadays I stick to recording and have released 3 digital albums via all the usual channels. I grew up on rock, pop and folk in the seventies, which is probably still my mainstay, but also experimenting with ambient music currently.”


Emily Askew
Emily Askew is a versatile musician playing recorders, vielle (medieval fiddle), bagpipes, shawm, fiddle and piano. Her interests are wide and varied reaching from the deep roots of folk music through to medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire.
Emily has been an established performer on the Folk scene for 15years. Over this time she has released four highly successful albums and has toured extensively with Askew Sisters. A keen chamber musician, Emily also plays with a range of early music ensembles. These have included The Artisans, Joglaresa, Mediva and The Dufay Collective. She has performed as principal recorder at Glyndebourne and as a multi-instrumentalist in productions for Apollo West End, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Hampstead Players.

The Emily Askew Band brings together an adventurous collective of renowned musicians, breaking boundaries with their creative contemporary folk and early music. Their debut album Alchemy is an exploration of folk and early music, and what can happen when you remove the boundaries between the two and look upon them with fresh eyes. Their lively performances excite and captivate audiences with their wild dance tunes, haunting vocal harmonies and beautiful lyrical melodies.  The use of early instruments with modern folk instruments creates an innovative musical experience unlike any other bands on the folk scene today.

"Mixing folk and early music with beauty and precision **** " The Guardian

Twitter: @em_askew
Facebook: @emilyaskewband





Some of the UK’s favourite artists, along with a host of up-and-coming local acts, will be playing at Airwaves, a three day festival broadcast entirely on BBC Radio Wiltshire. 

From 10am until late on Friday 29 May, Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May, presenters will be bringing you the latest from the main stage, BBC Introducing stage, Upload stage, dance tent and more! Festival goers can tune in on FM, DAB, online or on the BBC Sounds app. 

BBC Radio Wiltshire’s presenters will be talking to local chefs bringing their culinary skills to the festival’s food area, there will be morning well-being workshops, live poetry and fun activities for all the family!