Today, the usually pop-oriented BBC Radio 1 have been taken over by rock and alternative music. So far Twin Atlantic joined Nick Grimshaw on the breakfast show, blink-182 played an acoustic set in the Live Lounge with Clara Amfo, All Time Low hung out with Scott Mills, and Neck Deep were due to join Greg James on the air from 5pm.
This evening Daniel P Carter’s rock show will be joined by co-host Annie Mac and taken over by seven bands performing live sets. The show is set to be absolutely fantastic; check out the line-up:
7pm – Moose Blood
7:25pm – Against The Current
7:45pm – blink-182
8:05pm – A Day To Remember
8:40pm – Creeper
9:05pm – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
9:35pm – Asking Alexandria
The line-up is pretty diverse, ranging from pop-punk to post-hardcore to punk and plenty in between. I’m personally most excited to hear from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, an absolutely brilliant band I have yet to hear perform their debut album, Blossom, live. Coming a close second in terms of excitement is A Day To Remember: I absolutely love their new tracks Paranoid and Bad Vibrations, so I’m hoping they perform both of those songs. It will also be interesting to hear blink-182 perform live without previous member Tom Delonge.
I always enjoy when Radio 1 put on days like this, which showcase the best of alternative music to a more mainstream audience. If only they happened more often!