A local BBC Music Introducing DJ will also be embedded into each of the eight teams. Each DJ will curate a unique soundtrack that is reflective of their city and the people, players and artists within it. The music on offer at each game is designed to bring fans right into the action and will all be live. From walk out music, to game reaction sounds, the venue DJs are in full control of the sound of their team.
Bodalia - Birmingham Phoenix
DJ Bodalia is a music producer and campaigner on mental health – creating and launching “NHS Sessions” during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a bid to lift spirits and celebrate frontline workers, he used social medial to feature videos of talented artists from emerging to established acts as well as collaborated on livestreams with brands and influencers. All this alongside his work as a Junior Doctor currently redeployed to support ITU.
Jess Iszatt - London Spirit
Exciting new talent Jess Iszatt is the presenter and producer of the BBC Music Introducing show every Saturday night on BBC Radio London, showcasing the best undiscovered and under the radar musicians from London. She prides herself as a tastemaker at the forefront of the new music scene in the UK, and has strong links with AIM - the Association of Independent Music. Prepandemic, Jess regularly DJ’d at festivals and events and is looking forward to live crowds!
Rohshan - Manchester Originals
DJ, Radio Presenter and Broadcaster Rohshan Poyser fronts BBC Music Introducing Manchester providing the freshest new music from the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Emily Pllbeam - Northern Superchargers
Emily Pilbeam is a Radio Presenter, Producer, and DJ. Emily currently presents the BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire show on BBC Radio Leeds, championing new artists across the West Yorkshire region. Emily has also presented shows across other stations including Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. Pre-pandemic, Emily put on a regular night showcasing new music at Oporto in Leeds and served as the club’s resident DJ, alongside DJ'ing across various other venues in Leeds. Currently, Emily has a residency at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen in Leeds called Pilbeam and Friendz.
Abbie McCarthy - Oval Invincibles
Abbie McCarthy currently presents BBC Music Introducing in Kent and has been highlighted by the Radio Academy as one of the brightest young stars in radio, featuring in their esteemed 30 under 30 list. She can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 1 and has reported from BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury and Trafalgar square. Abbie’s is passionate about sport - presenting the Women’s World Cup for Chelsea Women’s FC’s socials and is a regular guest on BBC Two’s new football show, MOTDx.
Steph Nieuwenhuys - Southern Brave
Steph Nieuwenhuys is a BBC presenter and producer with lots of passion and energy. She’s launched two programmes including BBC Music Introducing Solent, and has also featured on 6 Music, Radio 1 and Radio 2.
Charlie Burley - Trent Rockets
Charlie Burley has been a staple of the Nottingham music scene for the best part of a decade. He blends a range of genres into his sets, from tribal house to disco to mid-Noughties indie. As well as holding residencies at venues across the city such as the Rescue Rooms and Bodega, Charlie has also hosted rooftop parties and played festivals like Lovebox and Dot to Dot. He is at one with the city’s musical community and always on the look out for local talent to slip into his mixes.
GRLTLK - Welsh Fire
GRLTLK is an exciting DJ duo from Cardiff known for their Electro Pop and celebration of female artists.