What is Radio 1’s Academy?
Radio 1's Academy is over for another year. Stay tuned for more details on where we'll be and what we'll get up to in 2018!
Starting in Hackney in 2012, BBC Radio 1’s Academy is a week of workshops, events and Q&As designed to give 16-19 year-olds the tools, info and inspiration you need to succeed in your creative career!
The Academy gives you the kick-start you need to turn your passions into your future
Back for 2017, Radio 1's Academy will be taking place in Hull from 21st - 25th May at The Albemarle Music Centre and will consist of a series of special events including live radio shows, gigs, practical workshops and Q&As.
One Week in Hull
During the week there will be Q&A’s and sessions from Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs plus the likes of Bastille, You Me At Six, Professor Green, Nicola Roberts, Caspar Lee, Iain Stirling, Luisa Omielan, London Hughes, Rebecca Adlington OBE, Dan Walker, Ore Oduba, Jamie Laing, Charlotte Crosby and Radio 1 boss Ben Cooper.
There will be performances from acts including Bastille, You Me At Six, Creeper, Will Joseph Cook, Louisa Johnson and Calum Scott; a BBC Music Introducing gig that will provide a platform for local bands; plus sessions with TV and Radio insiders including Radio 1’s Head of Music and Radio 1’s film critic - with the opportunity for attendees to contribute on air on Radio 1.
As well as sessions, attendees can spend time in The Hangout, a drop in area with activities produced by BBC Learning showcasing the creative industries including music, technology, photography, publishing and fashion. There will be careers advice, live music and immersive virtual reality experiences. Plus there will be a host of hands-on music activity including music production, electronic jam sessions and an opportunity for local acts to showcase their talents.
There will also be daily ticket giveaways to Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Class of 2017
Radio 1’s Academy will also be offering 10 attendees the chance to apply be a part of the Class of 2017, a unique opportunity offered by BBC Learning to get individually tailored careers advise, industry training and work placements at events like Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Radio 1's Academy 2017: Schedule highlights
All sessions, guests and times are subject to change.