Community radio station RTRFM 92.1 celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a series of events that celebrate the past and look to the future.
It begins with the star-studded Neon Picnic, showcasing the sounds of the past and the present. Come and watch live radio happen on April 1 from 9am to 5pm in Hyde Park, and commemorate a series of RTRFM festivals held under the name Neon Picnic in the late 80s and early 90s.
Errol H Tout will deliver his unique and otherworldly brand of guitar music. Errol’s musical objective is to describe a moment or a feeling, and that will definitely be the case on April 1.
Three life-long friends of the station and absolute local legends are helping celebrate in style. Alsy MacDonald, Jill Birt and Martyn P Casey will perform several Triffids songs as a trio. This is truly a rare treat not to be missed.
They’re joined by a beloved band coming out of retirement for RTRFM; the poptastic Bank Holidays (pictured above). Yes!
Also on the bill is local fuzz-pop legends Turnstyle Lite, the effervescent Simone and Girlfunkle, suburban singers Verge Collection, Mathas joined by his mates, and jazz giants Gabriel Fatin and Pete Jeavons who will hit the blue notes.
Neon Picnic is a free, family-friendly event, with activities for children all day long, and a licensed bar will be on site.
Expect classics and new favourites performed acoustically and enthusiastically!