DJ ADELE ROBERTS
Summer Jam, Saturday 22nd July, 12.00 – 12.30, Central Stage, Sefton Park, Liverpool, FREE
Even with a 4am start, Adele Roberts is in no doubt that she has the best job in the world: the presenter of Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show only wishes she could go back and show her teenage self what she’s doing now… Adele grew up listening to Pete Tong’s Essential Mixes on Radio 1 whilst daydreaming about being a DJ. Now she’s fronting their Early Breakfast Show.
Every weekday morning, from 4-6.30am, Adele can be found offering her own irresistible style of playful camaraderie to her ‘early morning crew’ of listeners, championing new artists and live music, as well as playing chart favourites and stamping her very distinctive sparkle onto the show. Adele made the move to Radio 1 in May 2015, after three fantastic years at sister station, 1Xtra, where her weekend afternoon show allowed her to ‘play music so fresh it had literally been burnt that morning’.
In the decade from 2001 to 2011, she honed her skills on the airwaves of Galaxy Network and Capital FM, before being signed up by the BBC. Along the way, she has performed at the legendary Creamfields festival, in Ayia Napa and in Ibiza. She has interviewed the likes of superstars from Jennifer Lopez to 50 Cent and has fronted documentaries for 1Xtra, on subjects as diverse as coming out, female boxing and the words of warning female offenders can offer vulnerable young people.