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Dave Sweetmore

Since 1996 Dave Sweetmore has been an ever present and familiar face on the Northern and UK Music Scene, building up a solid and loyal fanbase and following.

As an established concert, festival, event and nightclub DJ and host, specializing in 'the best and coolest records ever made' he has entertained hundreds of thousands of music fans at many legendary clubs and gig venues around the UK, and as a concert, tour, and festival DJ has worked alongside many bands including Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, Scouting For Girls, Razorlight, The Fratellis, Lightning Seeds, The Selector, Cast, The Feeling, Black Grape, The Lathums, Dodgy, Little Man Tate, The Coral, Twisted Wheel, Feeder, and many more.

You will also find him at many festivals including Shiiine On, Geronimo, Kendal Calling, and many of the UK's large tribute festivals.

He’s been a regular guest on BBC Radio Manchester for almost 20 years, and started his own personal radio show 'The Dave Sweetmore Show' in 2015 on Revolution 96.2, before joining Tameside Radio in 2020.

His show has regularly featured guests such as Status Quo, Frank Turner, Stereophonics, Shed Seven, James, Travis to name just a few.

Dave is also a loyal supporter of new and unsigned music, and is the co-host of our popular ‘Local Music Spotlight’ feature. Below you can see some of the bands that Dave's brought to the airwaves at Tameside Radio. 

As a stadium announcer and DJ for the English Football League between 2001 and 2022, based mainly at Rochdale AFC, he won many accolades and awards from the likes of Sky Sports and the BBC. Sky Sports named him 'The Best ever DJ / Announcer In Football'. He gave up this position in June 2022 to concentrate more on live events and radio, and in leaving this position he attracted worldwide media attention, including in the New York Times, where they named him ‘the inventor of British Rock n Roll football’.

Since 2018 Dave has also been the presenter for online tv channels MMTV and Mancunia TV, programmes which showcase the best in Manchester music, sport, creativity, and inspirational people.

Dave started covering the Tameside Radio drivetime show in October 2022, before accepting the position full time in January 2023.

You can hear Dave every weekday on Tameside Radio between 3pm and 7pm, featuring his Weekday Jukebox, his ‘Guess The Track Maisie Mc’ feature, plus regular special guests.

He also presents his well-established long running ‘Dave Sweetmore Show’ every Monday night, alongside Laura Beth, between 7pm and 9pm, featuring classic indie anthems from across the decades, new music, and weekly guests and features. 

You can follow Dave on twitter @davesweetmore



  • Dave Sweetmore - 11th July

    We are well and truly into festival season, my favourite time of the year, and this Sunday I'll be DJing at one of the North West's most popular three day events, as this weekend will see the hugely popular Foodies Festival return to Cheshire's iconic Tatton Park.


Here are some of the bands Dave's brought to Tameside Radio for the week Local Music Spotlight feature. If you know of a local band that might like to be featured let Dave know -  Dave@questmedianetwork.co.uk



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