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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012

Wed 8 February

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012
Bellowhead at the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011.

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For a full list of nominees visit BBC Radio 2.

BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards 2012 is the annual awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the best in folk music from the previous 12 months.

Hosted by Mike Harding, the event will take place at The Lowry, Salford for the first time, on Wed 8th February 2012. The awards will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and will feature live performances from a number of both established and new folk artists.

Mike Harding is the host of the Radio 2 Folk show, which is broadcast every Wednesday from 7pm – 8pm, and attracts a weekly audience of 920,000 (RAJAR Q3 2011).

The Radio 2 Folk Awards is one of the jewels in the network’s musical calendar, and is now in its thirteenth year. Previous ceremonies have featured live performances from artists including James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Bellowhead, Laura Marling and Donovan who was honored last year with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).