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Bradford Will Showcase Best Of UK – Says UK Music Chief

UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has pledged the music industry will work with Bradford to deliver a "fantastic" City of Culture Programme in 2025. 

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01.06.2022: UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has pledged the music industry will work with Bradford to deliver a “fantastic” City of Culture Programme in 2025. 

He spoke after Bradford beat strong competition to be named the UK’s City of Culture for 2025. The decision was announced on BBC One’s The One Show by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries on Tuesday’s show.

Jamie was on the judging panel of independent experts led by TV writer-producer Sir Phil Redmond, which scrutinised the bids. County Durham, Southampton and Wrexham had all been shortlisted alongside Bradford.

Bradford will follow Coventry, the current holder of the title.  The coveted status is expected to generate £700m and create 3,000 jobs.

Jamie said: 

“Huge congratulations to Bradford, a worthy winner of #UKCityofCulture2025. The UK music industry is looking forward to working with Bradford to deliver a fantastic City of Culture programme in 2025 – showcasing not just the best of Bradford, but the best of the whole UK.

“It was a privilege to be on the judging panel for #UKCityofCulture2025 and see such an incredible range of bids.

“After an awful few years it’s so exciting to see communities across the UK putting culture at the heart of their plans for recovery, regeneration & long term growth.”

Find out more about the City of Culture here.

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