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Europe’s Biggest Dance Show to add Ukraine to the mix for 2022

By | Published on Thursday 6 October 2022

Danny Howard

BBC Radio 1’s annual ‘Europe’s Biggest Dance Show’ event is set to return again later this month, with Ukraine’s Radio Promin taking part for the first time.

The show will see eleven radio stations from across Europe partner for a simulcast showcasing the best dance music from each country involved. The stations joining the party this year, other than Radio 1 in the UK obviously, are Norway’s NRK mP3; 1Live and Fritz in Germany; Ireland’s RTÉ 2fm; Belgium’s Studio Brussel; Radio FM4 in Austria; YleX in Finland; Sveriges Radio P3 in Sweden; NPO 3FM in The Netherlands; and – as previously mentioned – Ukraine’s Radio Promin.

“We launched ‘Europe’s Biggest Dance Show’ in 2019 in the hope that we would unite listeners around the world and celebrate Europe’s incredible dance scene”, says Head Of Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones.

“I’m extremely proud”, he continues, “that this year it is returning bigger and better than ever before with ten countries taking part who will be passing the dance baton around Europe, starting in London and ending in Kyiv. I’d like to welcome Ukraine who we are partnering with for the first time during what we know is such a challenging time for them”.

Host of the UK leg of the show, Danny Howard, adds: “Dance music is all about creating moments whether that’s on the dance floor at a festival or on the radio. There isn’t a bigger coming together than the whole of Europe on a Friday night celebrating the genre we love”.

“’Europe’s Biggest Dance Show’ is special”, he goes on, “because it’s so exciting to hear what the other countries have to offer from their respective scenes and artists. It’s truly inspiring and it’s also a privilege to showcase the UK sound with our friends across the continent, this really will be one of those moments you don’t want to miss”.

The whole thing will kick off at 6pm UK time on 14 Oct, and will be available on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Sounds for UK listeners.