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Annie Nightingale to again put the spotlight on three rising DJ talents

By | Published on Wednesday 26 October 2022

Annie Nightingale

Radio 1 has announced details of the three DJs that will be championed by Annie Nightingale next month as part of an initiative she launched last year to support talented women and non-binary people who are gaining traction in the electronic music scene across the world.

The three chosen DJs will appear on a special edition of Nightingale’s Radio 1 show on Saturday 5 Nov, and they are Jessica Audiffred from Mexico, VTSS from Poland, and UK-based Kyrist.

Commenting on the initiative, called the Annie Nightingale Presents Scholarship, Nightingale says: “I really admire females who don’t give up no matter what. DJs need musical knowledge, technical ability, and resilience. It may sound glamorous but it can be extremely gruelling at times and women still experience sexism within the industry. I am proud to bring these talented, resilient and gutsy women to the forefront and give them a national platform to showcase their talents”.

Meanwhile, Head Of Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones adds: “I’m THRILLED to be celebrating the second year of this incredibly important initiative that uplifts and supports new DJing talent. I can’t wait to hear what this year’s recipients bring to the show”.