Exclusive: BBC Radio 1 Announce National Uni Tour

by Kieran Mallon, Sep 10, 2018

Freshers can expect to see some familiar faces when they arrive at university this September

BBC Radio 1 is hitting the road. The twenty-stop #R1Freshers tour will see a Radio 1 bus traverse the length of the country, from Edinburgh to Brighton, making frequent pitstops at universities along the way.

Full dates for the uni tour are below, CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO CLAIM YOUR FREE TICKET: 


Monday 10th – Robert Gordon University
Tues 11th – University of Saint Andrews 
Weds 12th – University of Edinburgh  
Thurs 13th – University of Glasgow
Fri 14th – University of Strathclyde
Sun 16th – University of Hull
Mon 17th – Leeds Beckett University
Tues 18th – University of Central Lancashire
Weds 19th – University of Liverpool
Thurs 20th – University of Manchester
Fri 21st – Queen's University Belfast
Sat 22nd – Sheffield Hallam University 
Sun 23rd – Staffordshire University
Mon 24th – University of Derby
Tues 25th – Coventry University
Weds 26th – University of Warwick
Thurs 27th – Loughborough University
Fri 28th – University of Brighton
Sat 29th – University of Sussex
Sun 30th - University of Portsmouth

Legendary DJs Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Charlie Sloth, and Pete Tong will be among the crew as it makes its way south. Also joining the tour at various locations are Nick Grimshaw, Greg James, and Scott Mills.

The bus, which will park up on university campuses, plans to stop in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Brighton, and numerous other cities along the way, to mark the start of a new term in universities across the country.

When the bus stops in your city, not only will you be able to meet the BBC's best DJs, but they'll also be offering masterclasses and Q&A sessions for students interested in radio or the music industry in general. A handful of lucky students will even get to present a radio show with a Radio 1 DJ.

In addition, if you 'll be able to enter yourself into a competition to win tickets to the BBC's Big Weekend 2019*.

The highlight though is undoubtedly Annie Mac's Rave Lounge. The logical evolution of the hugely popular Live Lounge, the Rave Lounge sees Annie Mac invite the world's leading DJs and electronic artists - this time to perform exclusively for university students. Previous guests of the Rave Lounge include Gorgon City, Artwork, and Monki. The Rave Lounge will only take place at selected dates on the tour, so keep an eye on our events guide for details. 

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