The Student Pocket Guide National Summer 2015 Issue

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Interview by Lewis Woollard

With a heat wave of summer festivals ahead, as well as delivering your Radio 1 sounds, Annie Mac gave us a quick chat about the coming months, ones to watch and her favourite moments in the DJ booth. Coming away from her current US tour this is what she had to say... Hi Annie! Things are going crazy for you at the moment – you’re travelling all over the place! How are you getting on? Good, thank you! I am writing this on a plane from Seattle to San Francisco! The views are incredible – beautiful snow-capped mountains as far as the eye can see... Wow! We’ve noticed you’re on a US tour at the moment too, with a massive set coming up at Coachella! You must be excited? This is huge! Yes, when you play Coachella, you have to play it over two weekends... So I’m one weekend down, and one to go. The set went really well. It’s such a beautiful festival, so neat and manicured, pretty and clean – the people as well as the grounds (haha!). The tour is going great. It’s when you travel like this that you realise the reach of BBC Radio 1. Everyone I meet knows about my shows and listens. When you touch back down in the UK, you’ve got even more summer spectacles lined up. Which set are you most looking forward to? Yes, I have a summer of gigs ahead of me... It’s quite daunting to be honest, as they are mostly all main stage festival gigs. There’s some new festivals I’ve never played before, like T In The Park and V, and then some I’ve played for years like Glastonbury and Bestival. The latter two I will look forward to the most. Glastonbury for me last year was one of the most special gigs ever. The energy from the crowd was unreal! Obviously the Radio 1 Big Weekend is in Norwich in May as well, that’s where we live! We’re genuinely buzzing! Have you ever been to East Anglia before? I’ve played UEA a few times and had a great time. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to know more about. I’d love to get a house on the coast and really take it in for a week…