Nation tunes in as Radio 1 comes to town

MILLIONS of people across the nation will be tuning in live to Sheffield this weekend as BBC Radio 1 broadcasts three of its flagship shows from Sheffield Students Union.

Friday will see Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Vernon Kay all broadcasting live from the city. Annie Mac kicks off proceedings at 7pm from the Students’ Union Fusion bar with her official start to the weekend, broadcast in front of an audience and featuring special guests Mz Brattz, Breakage and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, plus new additions to Radio 1’s In New DJ’s We Trust, Skream & Benga.

The party continues at 9pm with Pete Tong playing the hottest new dance tracks alongside special guests plus more from Skream and Benga.

From 11pm Judge Jules kick-starts a six-hour marathon of dance music in The Foundry & Fusion with special live guests and DJ sets from the Radio 1 dance family including Rob Da Bank, Kissy Sell Out, Kutski and more to be announced.

Vernon Kay will host his show on Saturday, 10am-1pm, in the Fusion bar.