BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza 2018

Live event broadcasting on a huge scale.

The Grape team produced most of the radio content over the weekend.

The Project


BBC Radio 1

Services used

Creative Idea Development
Event coverage
Fast Turnaround
Radio production
Recording on location





The Brief

Grape produces 7pm-11pm on BBC Radio 1 every Friday night, incorporating Annie Mac and Pete Tong's shows, plus Dance Anthems with MistaJam which runs 4pm-7pm on Saturdays. These three shows all broadcasted live from Ibiza this year, plus we were also asked to produce an additional four hours on the Sunday night. The Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend is legendary, with 2018 it's 23rd year broadcasting from the White Isle. With Grape producing most of the on-air hours in 2018, we worked hard to deliver an exciting and relevant event, representing the best in dance music this year.

The Solution

We tweaked the running order to previous years, using the Mambo studio as the 'hub' of the event and handing back and forth to the stage set up on the rocks in front of the sea. This ensured the on-air listen incorporated measured radio links, instead of only stage links to the crowd, therefore giving the overall programme more depth. We assembled an exciting line up with some of the biggest names across electronic music and we worked closely with the R1 and Mambo teams to deliver a brilliant weekend of broadcasting.

Many thanks to the BBC Radio 1 Visual Team for the use of their round-up video.