Stefan, Rupert and I have been invited to host a Last.fm radio show at the Big Chill Festival this year. They always have a local FM license for their site and they encourage people to bring radios so you can extend the Big Chill experience for when you are not in front of the stages. I think you might also be able to listen to the Big Chill radio station online.
It might seems a bit counter intuitive to have a radio show hosted by Last.fm since the service is all about your personalized music experience and not about us three DJs deciding what will be played. But we came up with a slightly different idea:
The two hour set will be based on the Last.fm Hype Chart as well as the music taste of the people who are attending the festival. This way the Last.fm users have indirectly decided what will be played and we only act as a filter and make sure we don’t only play Michael Jackson. To give the show a bit of a ‘geek edge’ we will be talking about Last.fm, how it works and what we are doing at the festival.
I believe we are on air from midday to 2pm on the Sunday. I wonder how many people will actually be away at that point but that will not stop us from having some fun in the studio.
If you’re going to the Big Chill this year, make sure you mark your attendance here and we might play your favourite songs. We might even give you a shout out (your Last.fm user name of course).