Women take over the nocturnal specialist slots.
Radio 1 will broadcast an all-female DJ line-up on two consecutive nights in March to mark International Women’s Day.
Presenters including Annie Mac (pictured), Monki and the station’s first female DJ, Annie Nightingale, will host shows from 7pm to 7am on March 7 and 8, while the Essential Mix will be taken care of by Polish techno DJ and producer Magda.
Other names lined up include Heidi, B.Traits, Sarah Jane Crawford and Sian Anderson.
Annie Nightingale had this to say about the event: “I am looking forward to celebrating the array of specialist dance DJs on Radio 1, who are female. Gender is, welcomingly, not an issue nowadays when Radio 1 appoints new DJs and it has been demonstrably supportive of women.
“The line-up shows our individual styles and genres from garage, house, drum n bass, r&b, hip hop, trap, grime and techno, and we shall have a lot of fun over the weekend.”
Check out the full line-up below. [via Independent; Mixmag]
Friday, March 7:
7-9pm Annie Mac
1-3am Essential Mix – Magda
3-5am Annie Nightingale
Saturday, March 8 (simulcast on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra)
7-9pm Sarah Jane Crawford
9-11pm Sian Anderson
11pm-1am Jamilla Edwards
1-3am Madam X
3-5am Claira Hermet
5-7am Adele Roberts