What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day with an all-female line up that will be hosted by the world famous, BBC Radio 1. The UK broadcasting station is proud to announce that they will hold their first ever two day, 12-hour sessions with some of the best female producers yet, which will take place on Friday March 7 and Saturday March 8. This celebration will be held by the stations longest serving broadcaster and first ever Radio 1’s female DJ, Annie Nightingale, and along with her will be Annie Mac, B. Traits, and Monki. BBC Radio 1 are known to commemorate all producer/DJ’s and genres of music for everyone to enjoy, as they have also selected a few up-in-coming and well established female producers in the business that will join along with them for this fun filled weekend of nothing but good beats. There is even more as BBC Radio 1 invited Magda to hold down a special essential mix that will take place on March 8.

As Annie Nightingale shares her take toward this special 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. We all desire to be judged on our abilities alone in this very competitive field and we all thrive on the respect of our peer group, and our audiences. 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.”

BBC Radio 1 International Women’s Day Weekend Line Up:

Friday 7 March 2014, BBC Radio 1
7-9pm Annie Mac
9-11pm B.Traits
11pm-1am Heidi
1-3am Essential Mix – Magda
3-5am Annie Nightingale
5-7am Monki

Saturday 8 March 2014 – International Women’s Day, 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

Source: In The Mix, BBC Radio 1