Radio 1 creates Ibiza party on BBC Sounds

BBC Radio 1 will be offering a virtual club celebration of Ibiza via BBC Sounds this year instead of flying out to the White Isle.

As the Coronavirus pandemic means it will not be possible for Radio 1 to broadcast from Ibiza this year, the station will be offering “the world’s biggest nightclub” for a weekend of dance music.

Hosted by Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong, each of the virtual club’s rooms will have its own area on BBC Sounds.

Annie Mac says: “While we won’t physically be in Ibiza this year we are still going to be bringing the party all weekend for all the kitchen ravers around the country. We’re already so excited and we can’t wait to share all the details soon!”

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Programmes for Radio 1, added: “We know that many dance fans are feeling the absence of club culture while social distancing guidance remains in place, and that there’s a huge appetite for ways we can recreate the shared clubbing experience that we’re all missing.

“Our aim is to bring together households around the world for the ultimate dance party this summer in celebration of the legendary White Isle, and we look forward to sharing more details very soon.”

Full details of the plans are set to be revealed in the coming weeks.