1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover

We’re back, baby! 1BTN’s annual all-day female takeover returns Friday 8th March for sixteen hours of femme-focused music and entertainment to soundtrack your International Women’s Day celebrations.

The 1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover will feature a phenomenal line-up of female presenters and special guests. The IWD19 campaign theme #BalanceForBetter will be at the heart of the day, highlighting women’s achievements in the music industry, campaigning for gender equality and fundraising for BHT’s Threshold Women’s Services and The Girls Network.

From 8am till midnight the airwaves of 1BTN will be filled with a range of diverse genres including Afrotech, alt-80s, disco, dub, electronica, Funk, Grime, hip hop, house, indie, jazz, Latin, new wave, psych, punk, R’n’B, reggae, riot grrrl, rock, ska, soul, and techno as we celebrate the women in music who have soundtracked our lives.

Presenting live in the studio will be DJs Sista Selecta, Catherine Sones, Ingi Styles Radio Show, Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small, The Isle Of CC, 202 (Alexandra Cella), Miss Polly, Jayne Winstanley, Wendy May, Lisa Lohan, Hannah Sherlock, Nancy Noise, Wildblood and Queenie, Kerry Jean Lister, Sorcha Bridge, Suze Rosser, Clara Suess, Daisha, Katie Blackwell, Heather Shee, Jayney BlamBlam, Molly-Pop // The DJ Cloakroom, Kitty and Polly Hawkswell.

Full line-up of guests to be announced very soon…

International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme #BalanceforBetter, reflects the need to build a gender-balanced world as we continue to challenge bias and celebrate change. internationalwomensday.com

1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover will be fundraising for BHT Threshold and The Girls’ Network.

Threshold provides support to women in Brighton & Hove with issues including anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and perinatal depression. Services include 1-1 counselling, wellbeing workshops, intern placements, volunteering opportunities and drop-in sessions. More info here.

The Girls Network’s mission is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models. They believe that no girl should have their future limited by their background, gender or parental income. More info here.

To listen to the 1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover, tune in to 1BTN from 8am to midnight on Friday 8th March 2019. 101.4FM and DAB+ in the Brighton & Hove area, and worldwide 1btn.fm #PushTheBTN

Special thanks and love to Queenie’s Strip Service for the visuals, Hannah Sherlock for the inspiration, and Michael Jukes & Christopher Galloway for the opportunity.


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