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BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning are bringing special guests, sessions, live music moments and Radio 1 broadcasts to the Albemarle Music Centre from 21 – 25 May 2017 during Radio 1’s Academy. The week will consist of inspiring free events in Hull aimed at helping 16-19 year olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries.

During the special 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 (YouTube star) plus many more.

Performances will come 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 scheduled 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 also 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.

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 is a free ticketed event.


60 Ferensway
01482 318800

If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

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