Radio 1 will collaborate with eleven stations spanning ten countries for a grand simulcast, commencing with Radio 1’s Danny Howard at 6:30 pm. Danny will treat the audience to 30 minutes of the freshest Dance tracks from some of the UK’s biggest acts before passing the baton to the next country.
Radio 1 boasts a rich legacy of championing Dance music in the UK and worldwide, with the inaugural show of this nature occurring in 2019. Now an eagerly anticipated fixture on the Dance music calendar, Europe’s Biggest Dance Show brings together stations from across the European Broadcasting Union to deliver the finest in Dance music to a multi-million-strong audience.
Danny Howard exclaims: “I’m thrilled and a tad overwhelmed to be representing the UK to an entire continent. Europe’s Biggest Dance Show epitomises exactly what I believe Electronic music stands for connection. What better way to demonstrate the potency of this genre than by uniting our extraordinary scenes and sounds for one colossal party, perhaps the grandest party on the planet!”
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “Europe’s Biggest Dance Show continues to evolve and unite listeners from around the world through the power of Dance music. This year eleven stations are taking part across ten countries and we welcome Spain and Estonia with whom we are partnering for the first time. It’s set to be another incredible night of Dance music.”
Listeners can tune in to all the action live on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Sounds from 6:30 pm BST on Friday, 22nd September.
The countries and broadcasters involved are (in the order of broadcast): UK, BBC Radio 1 Finland, YleX Sweden, Sveriges Radio P3 Germany, 1LIVE Germany, Fritz Norway, NRK mP3 Belgium, Studio Brussel Austria, Radio FM4 Spain, iCat Estonia, ERR Raadio 2 Ukraine, Radio Promin