BBC Radio 1 to host biggest dance show ever27 September 2019 - Press release
BBC Radio 1 announced that on Friday 11th October 2019, it will join seven other radio stations from seven other countries to host a special one off dance show playing out to an audience of over 18 million listeners. The dance extravaganza will kick off at 7pm with dance champion Annie Mac at the helm for the first hour before handing over to our broadcasting partners across the European Broadcasting Union.
Listeners across the globe can expect to hear exclusive mixes and interviews from the biggest UK acts.
Radio 1’s relationship with dance music stems back 24 years when it first broadcast on the white isle of Ibiza where it continues its legacy to this day. Now dubbed the busiest weekend of the year, audiences can expect live sets from the biggest international DJs including David Guetta, Kolsch, Fatboy Slim and Carl Cox. Since then, the station has dedicated programming championed by dance stalwarts Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, as well as inviting the biggest names in cutting edge, forward-thinking dance music into the studio on a monthly rotation for Radio 1’s Residency.
Annie Mac says: “I’m looking forward to being part of such an exciting collaboration with our broadcasting partners. It’s going to be like nothing we’ve ever done before and I can’t wait for the listeners to hear what we have planned.”
Aled Haydn-Jones, Head of Programmes, BBC Radio1 says: “This is going to be a real radio event! Having seven countries showcasing the best dance music from their country is absolutely the best way it can delivered. I’m proud BBC Radio 1 partnered with seven other radio stations and I can’t wait to hear it!”
Listeners can hear all the action live on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Sounds from 7pm on Friday 11th October.
The countries and broadcasters involved are (all times BST):
1900 - UK (BBC Radio 1)
2000 - Sweden (SR P3)
2100 - Germany (WDR 1Live and RBB Fritz)
2200 - Belgium (VRT Studio Brussel)
2300 - Ireland (RTÉ 2fm)
0000 - France (Radio France Mouv)
0100 - Netherlands (NPO 3FM)