BBC Radio 1 Rocks this October

I can't wait for this. Radio 1 Rocks will be a big week of riffs and laughs with me, Daniel P Carter and rock's biggest and brightest.”Zane Lowe
Date: 09.10.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.09
Category: Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 is set to rock this October, celebrating all things rock music with a week of incredible, exclusive live performances from some of the biggest rock bands of the moment.

Zane Lowe today announced in his Radio 1 evening show the line-up for Radio 1 Rocks – which includes We Are The Ocean, While She Sleeps, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Lower Than Atlantis, You Me At Six, Deap Vally, Gaslight Anthem, Twin Atlantic and Biffy Clyro.

From Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th October, the bands will perform at the infamous BBC Maida Vale studios in front of a live audience during special rock-themed evening shows co-hosted by Zane and Radio 1’s rock champion Daniel P Carter.

Radio 1 Rocks will kick off at 6:30am on Monday 22nd October with BBC Radio 1 dedicating the whole day to nothing but rock music; whilst the first of the Radio 1 Rocks specials hosted by Zane and Daniel, with live performances from We Are The Ocean, While She Sleeps, Bring Me The Horizon and Bullet For My Valentine will be broadcast live on Radio 1 between 7pm and 11pm. This will be followed by a rock-themed Radio 1 Stories: Radio 1 Rocks - In The Beginning (11pm-midnight) and the hit Scottish trio Biffy Clyro will conclude the first day of Radio 1 Rocks, standing in for Daniel P Carter as guest hosts of the Rock Show (12 midnight-2am).

Throughout the rest of the week (7-9pm) Zane and Daniel will host live performances from British rock bands Lower Than Atlantis and You Me At Six (Tuesday 23rd October), Californian female duo Deap Vally and Jersey Rock act Gaslight Anthem (Wednesday 24th October), and Scottish Rock bands Twin Atlantic and Biffy Clyro (Thursday 25th October).

Tickets to the special performances are free and registration opens at 8am, during Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Wednesday 10th October, and will close at the end of Zane’s show on Tuesday 16th October at 9pm. Visit bbc.co.uk/radio1 for more details.

In addition, each day during Radio 1 Rocks, the headline acts from each evening show - Bullet For My Valentine (Monday), You Me At Six (Tuesday), Gaslight Anthem (Wednesday) and Biffy Clyro (Thursday) - are all set to perform an acoustic Live Lounge session during Fearne Cotton’s Radio 1 daytime show (10am-12:45pm).

Zane Lowe says: “I can't wait for this. Radio 1 Rocks will be a big week of riffs and laughs with me, Daniel P Carter and rock's biggest and brightest.”

Daniel P Carter says: “I'm super excited about Radio 1 Rocks. It’s going to be a great way to showcase some truly awesome music from UK and international bands highlighting this truly vibrant and exciting genre. I'm looking forward to co-hosting with Zane, hanging out and seeing some wicked live music down at Maida Vale. Both Bring Me The Horizon and While She Sleeps have proven recently that you can get daytime play with honest and uncompromisingly heavy music and it always meets with a positive reaction.”

Notes to editors

Radio 1 Rocks Line-Up:

Monday 22nd

Radio 1 Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton (10am - 12:45pm)

Bullet For My Valentine

Radio 1 Rocks with Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter (7pm - 11pm)

We Are The Ocean

While She Sleeps

Bring Me The Horizon

Bullet For My Valentine

Radio 1 Stories: Radio 1 Rocks: In the Beginning (11pm - 12 midnight)

To coincide with Radio 1 Rocks - a week of live Rock Music on BBC Radio 1 - Radio 1’s Rock champion, Daniel P Carter takes a look at how the current crop of British rock bands formed, the trials and tribulations each band went through in their early days and how it felt when they first tasted success.

This documentary features six of the bands set to play live during Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter’s special show as part of Radio 1 Rocks.

The mother of Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes critiques his early efforts at singing, Bullet For My Valentine talk band name inspiration and Twin Atlantic divulge their pre-gig routine. Biffy Clyro then let us into their plans after music, Lower Than Atlantis talk garden furniture and You Me At Six discuss their emo origins.

The Rock Show with guest hosts Biffy Clyro (12 midnight - 2am)

Hit rock band Biffy Clyro stand in for Daniel P Carter as guest hosts of the Rock Show

Tuesday 23rd

Radio 1 Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton (10am - 12:45pm)

You Me At Six

Radio 1 Rocks with Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter (7pm - 9pm)

Lower Than Atlantis

You Me At Six

Wednesday 24th

Radio 1 Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton (10am - 12:45pm)

Gaslight Anthem

Radio 1 Rocks with Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter (7pm - 9pm)

Deap Vally

Gaslight Anthem

Thursday 25th

Radio 1 Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton (10am - 12:45pm)

Biffy Clyro

Radio 1 Rocks with Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter (7pm - 9pm)

Twin Atlantic

Biffy Clyro

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