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May 2013

Win tickets to see Bastille at Leopalooza 2013

23rd May 2013


Win tickets to see Bastille, plus other top bands at Leopalooza, near Bude all this week on Breakfast

Leopallooza, one of The Guardian’s ‘Best Boutique Festivals’ and winner of ‘South West Festival of 2012’-  Cornish Guardian / Clean Slate Music (readers & critics poll) returns this Summer with three hard-hitting headliners.

The chart topping BASTILLE....”Addictive melodies, humble lyrics and a cohesive sound, Bastille are a band where the buzz words couldn't be truer.” –; Party-starters MAN LIKE ME.... “Man Like Me are entertainers… (they) play music to drink lager to, and they do it in a way where even the most prudish hipster can't help but join in.” - and the recently confirmed soul singer JACOB BANKS, fresh from both his showcase on Later...with Jools Holland and his support tour with Emeli Sandé.

Leopalooza 2013

The headliners join a lovingly hand-picked, eclectic mix of the very best emerging talent, including: SWISS LIPS, THE SKINTS, BLUE ROSE CODE, JETTA, WET NUNS, FINDLAY, ELIZA & THE BEAR, BEBE BLACK, STRAIGHT LINES AND KEZIA...with plenty more acts to be announced. 

There are also many more exciting additions to the Leopallooza weekend yet to be announced.

From a small party with a burning car to a popular, well-regarded new music festival (with a burning car), Leopallooza has been a constant labour of love for the four organisers and their close crew of friends who help out, all of whom do it for nothing more than the love of a good party.

Completely independent, fairly-priced and with core values which have helped shape and focus the direction of the festival since the very first event over 7 years ago, Leopallooza has garnered and nurtured a significant, passionate following from it’s attendees. Come once, and we think you’ll probably come back.

Leopallooza takes place in a beautiful, hidden valley in the North Cornish countryside, surrounded by trees, fields, custom-built stages and bars. It’s just a short drive from some of the best beaches in the UK.

Leopalooza 2013

Leopallooza was recently named one of the ‘Best Boutique Festivals’ of the summer by The Guardian, and was described as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent. It won the Clean Slate ‘Best Festival in the South West’ award in 2012, and it was also shortlisted as the ‘Best Small Festival’ and ‘Best Grassroots Festival’ at the 2010 festival awards.

Leopallooza is, essentially, a festival created by festival fans, and this informs the whole event:

"We works on a ‘Later with Jools’ style set-up, where bands alternate and the audience don’t have to walk long distances to visit the next stage. Queues are rare, the toilets are kept clean and food & drink prices are purposely kept low. There are no hidden charges.

"As well as home-grown talent, Leopallooza attracts bands and musicians from around the world, some who fly in specifically to play this one gig: such is the increasingly credible reputation of Leopallooza as a festival that counts, amongst both burgeoning and established artists, and reputable agents throughout the industry."

Find out more and buy tickets now online here!

Posted by Pirate FM at 5:09pm

23rd May 2013

23rd May 2013

Men: Needy, Vain, Precious and Weedy?

We asked Cornwall about high maintenance men, after a survey reveals 20% of women think their man is Needy, Vain, Precious or Weedy! quite vocal about this!


Man Shapes

But the question of the morning was "What man shape are you?" Tomato or Snowman? Find out Tina's verdict on Neil.


Man shapes article from the Daily Mail Online

Posted by Tina at 9:32am

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

22nd May 2013

So with Tina having the day off, Neil decided to have a chat to The Voice mentor, and lead singer of the script Danny O'Donoghue.

If you missed it, don't worry - you can listen again below!


Posted by Pirate FM at 9:22am

Tuesday 21st May 2013

21st May 2013

Win a Wedding Finalists

Posted by Tina at 10:41am

Monday 20th May 2013

20th May 2013


We had a winner on the Early Morning Brainteaser - would you know what over a quarter of women said made men more sexy?

  Tina wedding photo cracked
Neil creates marital disharmony...

Neil enlists help in his men v women driving challenge and sets up a love triangle!

Under the guise of checking up on Tina's driving ability, Neil gets the low down on the Bessell household.

What's miffed Tina the most is that her hubby ate her breakfast banana...not sure what gave him the idea that it was meant for him...

Banana messages in your lunchbox




Win-a-Wedding 2013

We announce the semifinalists for our Win a Wedding competition tomorrow.

Vote for your favourite.


See you in the morning, when you wake up!

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 10:45am

Thursday 16th May

16th May 2013

Toxic handbag contents

A report shows that women's handbags have more bacteria than the average toilet seat  with handcream being the greatest culprit.  Yesterday - Neil decided to get Tina to reveal a little more about herself.  After a text vote (which was pretty much equal), Tina agreed to a lucky dip of 3 items from her handbag.  Sellotape, a broken nail file (since thrown away!) and a packet of balloons, we asked Cornwall for their most unusual items...

Sadie had a plastic spoon (used - and licked clean!); Ann had loads of vinegar sachets but the most random item appeared to be slippers!

Inspiration for babies names!

And we got talking about how we were named byu our's why - have a listen!

 Part 1

Part 2

Tomorrow we'll be finding out what's in your lunchbox!

Neil and Tina's Signature


Posted by Tina at 1:40pm

Tuesday 11th May

14th May 2013

Men vs Women

After Tina revealed the video of Neil's misdemeanours yesterday...the battle between Neil and Tina mounts, and widens... to Men vs Women

The list grows as to how they should settle the driving dispute.

Bikini Mud Wrestling;

Bare-chested boxing;

A bake-off;

Tank driving;

Driving blindfolded;

Banger Racing;

Monster Truck Driving;

Parking a 40' Articulated Lorry!

Gig racing - scoffed at for having to manoeuvre backwards!!

Easy stuff then.....

Perhaps best to start small and work our way up...with a resit of our driving test.


and Neil reveals...the very cute Kai on the Ellen deGeneres Show...breaking news


Posted by Tina at 12:38pm

Monday 13 May 2013

13th May 2013

Neil meets the Cops

So Neil made a meal out of teasing Tina about her parking....well now its time for Tina to wreak her revenge.

Have some of that!!

Posted by Tina at 6:05am

Justina Bearman collects her £1,000

10th May 2013

Justina Bearman with Matt Bunt

Justina Bearman from Wadebridge was our third winner on the World's Easiest £1,000 minute - and she came into Pirate FM to pick up the cash...

A single mother, Justina was a very well-deserving winner of the cash and has revealed that after buying new hallway carpet, and a new hob, she is donating the rest of the cash to three fantastic charities - helping to change people's lives with her generosity.


(Oh, and she also brought us in some lovely cupcakes too!)

Justina Bearman Cupcakes

Posted by Winners Blog at 3:37pm

Wednesday 8 May 2013 - Flora Day

8th May 2013

Women parking

So in the news last week, there's been claims that a lady is the World's Worst parallel parker, after video footage of her last 30 minutes of her trying to get into a space.

Neil has been winding Tina up for WEEKS that he has got something on her, that's not going to please her, but will give the rest of us a laugh.

So, here, speeded up, you can watch Tina's efforts to park the Love Truck!


P.S. Tina defence post-itTina will have the last word!!

Posted by Tina at 7:00am

Amelia Lily at Pirate FM's Local Heroes Awards 2013

2nd May 2013

Tina is back from holiday on Tuesday, and normal service will resume - in the meantime though, here's something to make you smile over the Bank Holiday weekend....

Earlier last month, popstar Amelia Lily performed at the Pirate FM Local Heroes Awards 2013, which took place at the Eden Project.


....and just for you, here is that amazing performance!


Have a great weekend!


Posted by Pirate FM at 4:31pm


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