This weekend, BBC Radio 1 is hosting a 70-hour dance broadcast.
Kicking off at 4:AM on Friday, August 6 and running until the evening on Sunday, August 8, the takeover will feature over 20 DJs who will be mixing a range of genres, moods and tempos.
The takeover takes place in lieu of the station’s Big Weekend, which usually sees live broadcasting from Ibiza.
Presented by Radio 1 Dance, Friday will carry the theme ‘Around the World’ and will welcome international talent behind the decks to showcase the best of their catalogue. The line-up includes Swedish House Mafia, Vintage Culture, THEMBA and Nina Kraviz, among others.
Saturday’s ‘Radio 1 and 1Xtra Rave Up’ will stream live mixes from the likes of Black Coffee and DJ EZ, before an exclusive essential mix from Carl Cox at Newcastle’s Shindig to guide listeners through the early hours.
To wind down the weekend, Sunday’s programming will offer a more chilled session. Radio 1 presenter Sian Eleri will host a special Chillest Show from 7-9:PM with a Café Del Mar Mix, whilst Benji B’s downtempo show will feature sets from Koreless and more.
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As always, Jaguar will be shedding light on emerging producers and artists in the scene via BBC Introducing on Radio 1 Dance.
Listeners can tune in via Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance and Radio 1 Relax.
Safi Bugel is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter