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Top DJ’s to play at Run2Music fundraising event this Saturday

Graham Robson May 7, 2019

Heart FM’s Jack the Lad and local celebrity DJ Juke of York will entertain the crowds at Brighton Run2Music from 11am on Madeira Drive this Saturday, May 11.

DJ Juke of York
DJ Juke of York

PERFORMERS and entertainers from all over Sussex will join Jack and Pete to perform on stage and entertain the runners with cheerleading routines, street dancing, Samba routines and local bands. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress.

Runners can chose to run between three distances (5k, 10k or a half marathon), and are encouraged to wear ‘music icons’ themed fancy dress. Kids and dogs are welcome to participate too!

Jack the Lad
Jack the Lad

Jack the Lad, real name Jack Hayes said: “After hosting the first ever Brighton Run2Music last year I am thrilled to be back for its return to see just how much the event has grown. I had such a great time last year and love the feel of the event. Music is a huge part of my life, I cannot run without it and I know that with the help of my old friend Peter “The Juke of York “, we will have the tunes to get all the runners through whichever distance they have chosen to run”.  

He continued: “I can’t think of many better places to run than in sight of the sea and some of Brighton’s most famous landmarks. I am thrilled to be back and to meet not just returning runners, but all the guys taking part for the first time. Oil up, stretch your legs and I will see you all on the May 11 for what promises to be a cracking day”.

DJ Juke of York, better known as Pete York, is the founder of The Juke of York Music Academy which teaches music to primary school children to help them gain confidence. He is also a professional music producer with over 25 years’ experience of working and performing globally with artists such as FatBoy Slim, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Wainwright and BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson.

Pete said: “Being a resident of Brighton & Hove for nearly 20 years has been amazing, my daughter has been schooled in Brighton and has spent most of her life here in the city.

“To be a part of the Run2music event would see me give something back to the city whilst having fun doing what I love, music.”  

The Martin Fisher Foundation will have a team of 20 runners taking part in the run.

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