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.
Throughout the day we 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. www.bht.org.uk/services/threshold-womens-services.
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. www.thegirlsnetwork.org.uk
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.
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.
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 www.1btn.fm