BBC Radio 1 have announced a 24-hour dance music stream.

Launching next month, on Friday 9th October at 6PM, the BBC Radio 1 Dance dedicated dance stream will bring together the station’s dance programmes, and marks the BBC’s first 24-hour stream on the BBC Sounds app.

During the week, from Monday through Thursday, Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show will broadcast on the drive time slot, between 4 and 6PM, with new mixes, archived essential mixes, drum & bass shows, residencies, and current, future, and classic tracks making up the remaining airtime.

On Fridays, Radio 1’s Workout Anthems, Annie Mac’s Radio 1 Dance Party, Danny Howard, Pete Tong, and the essential mix will be on the airwaves, before Saturdays soundtracked again by Danny Howard, as well as Diplo & Friends, Jaguar, and MistaJam. Winding down after the big weekend, artist-curated playlists dedicated to blissed-out vibes will stream for four and two hour slots all day long.

You can find out more about the BBC Radio 1 Dance stream via the BBC website

A new podcast from the BBC, entitled Ecstasy: The Battle of Rave, presents a deep dive into the emergence of rave and ecstasy into the UK in the late ’80s and ’90s, through factual and dramatised episodes.

In August, BBC Radio 1 revealed the new line-up for its Residency show.