Category: Radio 1 Future Festival

BBC RADIO 1’S FUTURE FESTIVAL, Maida Vale Studios – Evening Standard, 20 Jan 2016

The endless lists of music tips for 2016 may be an exercise in bet-hedging – there has to be one arena filler among the dozens of new names being flung around by Spotify, MTV, the BRITs and so on – but certain round-ups can’t be ignored. Radio 1’s Future Festival, broadcast live and filmed for the iPlayer, is an annual… Read more →

BBC RADIO 1 FUTURE FESTIVAL, Maida Vale Studios – Evening Standard, 14 Jan 2015

The class of 2015 gathered in the BBC’s venerable Maida Vale Studios to present the hit songs of the next 12 months, in an annual exercise broadcast live by Radio 1 that invariably proves prescient. After performing here this time last year, Sam Smith, George Ezra and Royal Blood all made number one albums, so it was worth 120 ballot… Read more →