Ten BBC Introducing bands to get daytime Radio 1 exposure

By | Published on Thursday 10 June 2010

New bands playing on the BBC Introducing stage at various festivals this summer will get extra exposure by being added to the Radio 1 playlist. One band a week over ten weeks will get daytime radio play on the nation’s favourite ahead of said act’s appearance under the BBC Introducing live banner. The first band to enjoy the extra exposure will arrive on the R1 playlist on 21 Jun, ie the week before Glastonbury, where the latest run of appearances of the Introduction stage will begin.

BBC Introducing Editor Jason Carter told reporters: “BBC Introducing’s core commitment is to support new musicians across the UK, with both a direct route to the BBC through the uploader, via industry advice online and for some top-notch opportunities and exposure. It is fantastic to have BBC Radio 1 offering up regular slots for daytime airplay across the summer months. This will only further enhance the BBC’s commitment to supporting brand new artists in the UK”.