Brand new Radio 1 Dance stream to launch this October

Radio 1 Dance, a brand new 24 hour dance music stream, will launch on BBC Sounds on Friday 9 October 2020 at 6pm.

Radio 1 Dance will bring together Radio 1’s slate of existing dance programmes into a dedicated stream on BBC Sounds, providing a second chance to hear the station’s world-famous DJs and mixes.

The BBC’s first new 24-hour stream on BBC Sounds, Radio 1 Dance is designed to give young audiences even more flexibility to listen to BBC content outside of the more traditional linear schedules.

Schedule highlights include Pete Tong’s world-renowned Radio 1 show at Drivetime; exclusive mixes in Radio 1 Dance Presents from 6-7pm; mixes from the archives on Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix from 7-9pm; and Radio 1’s Residency from 11pm-1am.

Weekend highlights include Radio 1’s Dance Party with Annie Mac on Fridays from 6 – 8pm and Danny Howard from 8 – 10pm, while Saturday nights include Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with MistaJam and BBC Introducing Dance fronted by Jaguar from 8 – 9pm.

Pete Tong says: “This is a huge moment for the dance scene and I’m really excited that my Radio 1 show will be providing the soundtrack to Drivetime on Radio 1 Dance. I look forward to even more people getting to join us to hear the very best in dance and electronica every Monday – Thursday on the new stream.”

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “This is a historic moment for Radio 1. Though the station’s world-leading influence in the dance music scene has spanned decades, we’re now able to stream all of our brilliant shows in one place on BBC Sounds. Radio 1 Dance will be the perfect accompaniment to Radio 1, offering something for everyone, from die-hard dance fans to those simply looking to inject some more energy into their day.”