Mary Anne Hobbs Joins Xfm
Saturday evenings from the 9th of July
on tour in the united states and canada in april
Xfm is proud to announce that renowned radio DJ and music journalist Mary Anne Hobbs will be joining its presenter line-up this summer, in a primetime Saturday evening slot.
Hot on the heels of a coast to coast US tour, Mary Anne will be making a return to the station where she launched her career in radio, hosting a weekly Saturday evening show from the 9th of July. Mary Anne will also present a series of audio and video postcards from her American tour throughout April; these will feature on-air and online at xfm.co.uk.
Mary Anne is a legendary figure in the world of groundbreaking alternative music and one of the most accomplished radio broadcasters in the UK, with a wealth of experience spanning 20 years. As well as presenting shows on Radio 1, including the influential Breezeblock, she has been credited with breaking UK dubstep. Mary Anne recently worked with film director Darren Aronofsky on the soundtrack to the Oscar winning Hollywood movie Black Swan and she is setto DJ on the main stage at next month’s Coachella Festival as a part of her tour of the States.
Mary Anne said: “I’m thrilled that Xfm has given me the opportunity to deliver the music that I’m so passionate about, on a primetime Saturday night platform. Every week I’ll be bringing future sounds and guest mixes from some of the most forward thinking artists on earth. It’s going to be a no holds barred blitz of new music personally selected by me with a focus on pushing the frontiers and breaking new boundaries.”
Andy Ashton, Programme Director for Xfm said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome Mary Anne back to the Xfm family. The new addition of such a high profile and credible music tastemaker will bolster our stellar team and signals great things ahead for our listeners who share Mary Anne’s energy and burning passion for trailblazing radio.”
Xfm broadcasts on 104.9 FM in London on 97.7 FM in Manchester, across the country on digital radio & TV and online at xfm.co.uk According to the latest radio industry figures released by RAJAR *, Xfm has increased its audience by 57,000 new listeners over the last twelve months with 938,000 people now tuning in across the UK each week.
MARY ANNE HOBBS PRESENTS “THE ROAD WARRIOR TOUR”
Fresh from the success of her first ever film soundtrack design for Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar winning Black Swan… Mary Anne Hobbs returns to North America.
In April 2011, she jets in for a mixed series of solo performances and curated showcases including special guests Gonja Sufi, Lorn, Take, Strangeloop, and more on select dates.
April 2011 North American Tour Dates:
Wednesday April 13th // Seattle WA // The Baltic Room #
Friday April 15th // San Francisco CA // 1015 # plus Kode 9, Roska, Terror Danja, & Joy Orbison
Saturday April 16th & Sunday April 17th // Indio CA // Coachella Valley Music Festival #
Wednesday April 20th // Los Angeles CA // The Airliner *
Monday April 22nd // Miami, FL // Vagabond
Thursday April 21st // New Orleans LA // The Hookah (Gonjasufi & Lorn)
Sunday April 24th // Boston MA // Together Festival @ Paradise (Lorn, Take & Mike Slott)
Monday April 25th // New York NY // Cielo (Deep Space)
Tuesday April 26th // Philadelphia PA // Silk City (Saturn Never Sleeps) w/King Britt
Wednesday April 27th // Toronto ON // Wrong Bar *
Friday April 28th // Montreal // CFC *
# w/ Gonja Sufi, Lorn, Take, and Strangeloop