UK Radio Talent Heading for The International Radio Festival 2013

Screen shot 2013 08 14 at 14.57.15 300x201 UK Radio Talent Heading for The International Radio Festival 2013Dan & Phil – BBC Radio 1, Kissy Sell Out – Pioneer Radio, Normski – Hoxton FM and more!|

In just over 2 weeks some of the UK’s best radio talent will head to Zurich to broadcast their radio shows LIVE from Schloss Sihlberg castle from 4 – 8 September alongside other radio jockeys from all corners of the world giving people visiting the festival, their listeners back home,and online around the world, the rare opportunity to “Listen to how the World Sounds”.

Dan & Phil – Radio One
It doesn’t bear repeating, but BBC Radio ONE, the national broadcaster in the UK, is simply the best radio station in the world. It’s a big moment for the IRF to be the only radio festival in the world to welcome this giant, and for the second time at that! And with Dan Howell and Phil Lester BBC Radio One sends us their latest superstars, the currently most creative, most innovative and most hip programme maker duo.

At the beginning of this year their show “Dan and Phil” went on air. A totally revolutionary, interactive, multimedia show, which happens simultaneously on the web and on the airwaves. The two young youtube heroes present home-made videos sent in by listeners, interview like minded maniacs via Skype and make fun of everything and everybody; and as Brits, as a matter of course, also of themselves. How good are they?: well Howell and Lester were voted UK’s favourite radio presenters by Sony Radio Academy Awards. More info here:

Kissy Sell Out – Pioneer Radio
Since last year, when Pioneer DJ Radio introduced itself at the IRF as a brand new web station, it became one of the most substantial opinion leaders of club culture. Their programme includes live broadcasts from happening clubs, label showcases and mixes/shows by the most popular DJs of the world.

For example Pioneer DJ Radio most recently launched “Kissy Klub“. This is the programme that gained Thomas „Kissy Sell Out“ Bisdee a committed worldwide following in no time! He was the first radio host to interview Srillex and to broadcast the first Lady Gaga record over national airwaves. And when he simultaneously works the four Pioneer CDJ 200s (which he helped to develop) you almost won’t believe your ears, let alone your eyes. Mixmag described him as “one of the most exciting, charismatic and entertaining DJs of the decade”.  More info here:

Normski – Hoxton FM
The underground of London’s East End has a new voice. Since 2011 Hoxton FM is the new playground for young and talented DJs, and prestigious veterans of electronic music. “The London Show” is a weekly report from London’s creative scene with interviews and coverage of fashion, art and culture; and naturally including a lot of wicked music, which you can’t hear like this anywhere else in the world.

The program is hosted by radio luminary Normski (he was the official voice of last year’s IRF) and Dan Formless (one of the three founders of Hoxton FM) always live from the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane welcoming guests, listeners and patrons to share the music, art, fashion and culture that inspires them. We’re anxious to hear what they have in store for us at this year’s IRF. More info here:

Find out more about the radio shows broadcasting from this years event here

B2B Forum
Running alongside the live radio shows is the IRF B2B Forum – a must attend for all those with a vested interest in the world’s most consumed medium: Music Radio.  The Forum offers a unique platform to deliberate and collaborate, to network and to discover trends about their Industry.  This year’s topics for discussion will focus on the “New Breed Broadcasting” and “Social Media Saved the Radio Star”.

UK Radio industry participants include; Paul Noble, Pop-Up Radio, James Cridland, Radio Futurologist, Nikhil Shah, Mixcloud, Scott Cohen of the Orchard and Tony Prince, DMC and the original Pirate Radio DJ.

More info on the B2B speakers here:

The IRF B2B Forum is a must attend for all those with a vested interest in the world’s most consumed medium: Music Radio, plus the unique chance to meet pioneers from the world of radio and social media.

1 Day Passes @ CHF175/day (walk-up cost CHF295)
2 Day International Day Pass, Thu & Fri, CHF275.- (walk-up cost CHF425)
3 Day Full Pass CHF375.- (walk-up cost CHF550)

Your registration includes full access to the booked conference day(s), morning coffee and croissants, a light lunch, and networking drinks to round off the day.

Register here now

About the International Radio Festival (IRF)
Founded in 2010, the IRF is a Zurich-based organization and represents the FIRST and ONLY international radio festival of its kind, celebrating the world’s most consumed medium — Music Radio. A must-attend event, the IRF brings together Music Radio Anchors, Radio Programming Heads, Record Labels, Music Managers & Agents, Lifestyle Brands/Services and their Marketing & Advertising Agencies, Media Professionals and Educational Establishments. The IRF is the key place where the Music Radio world comes together to celebrate and showcase some of the best music programmes, to deliberate and collaborate, to network and to discover trends about their Industry. The IRF was chosen as a finalist in the 2011 British Swiss Business Awards, and invited by the Swiss Federal Government to be part of their presence during the 2012 London Olympic Games, and will be present too at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 4th edition of the International Radio Festival (IRF) will take place from Wednesday, September 4 – Sunday, September 8 and will once again be held at the beautiful Schloss Sihlberg castle in central Zurich, Switzerland.

View online presentation about the International Radio Festival here:

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