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Radio 1 to take part in pan-European dance music show

By | Published on Monday 30 September 2019

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Being able to move around Europe and collaborate with people in other countries without any barriers getting in the way is great. That’s surely a pretty uncontroversial view that I don’t think anyone would argue against. And to celebrate all that next month, BBC Radio 1 will be collaborating on a seven hour dance music show with other European broadcasters.

On 11 Oct, Radio 1 and counterparts in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, France and The Netherlands will each host an hour of the cross-border show, broadcast on each participating station and showcasing some of the best dance music each country has to offer.

Annie Mac – who will host the UK’s hour, which will also open the show – 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”.

Radio 1’s Head Of Programmes Aled Haydn-Jones adds: “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!”

The schedule for the show is as follows:

7pm: UK – BBC Radio 1
8pm: Sweden – SR P3
9pm: Germany – WDR 1Live and RBB Fritz
10pm: Belgium – VRT Studio Brussel
11pm: Ireland – RTÉ 2fm
12am: France – Radio France Mouv
1am: Netherlands – NPO 3FM

TL;DR – Fuck Brexit