Official List: 10 Famous Radio DJs to Hire for Your Festival

Megan Lupton Official Author Picture
Content Executive
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Nick Grimshaw

These radio presenters aren't just engaging hosts and talented DJs who can be booked for your next festival. What better testimonial do you need than hearing these radio DJs mix music live on the radio as they entertain the nation day in and day out?

From Motown to Hip-Hop, there is no genre that these famous DJs haven't explored at some point in their careers, making them a perfect fit for any festival theme - no matter how niche.


Top Radio DJs to Book for Festivals

Discover our pick of the top trending radio DJs available to book for your festival below!

  1. Nick Grimshaw
  2. Maya Jama
  3. Roman Kemp
  4. Becca Dudley
  5. Gok Wan
  6. Chris Stark
  7. Trever Nelson
  8. Huw Stephens
  9. Lauren Layfield
  10. Toby Anstis

Nick Grimshaw

BBC Radio 1

Popular BBC Radio1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is a regular face at music events internationally. Similar to his radio music choices, Nick can play a wide range of genres, artists, and hits from different genres, making him a sure-fire success at any style of festival.

Maya Jama

BBC Radio 1

Another of BBC Radio 1's resident DJs, Maya Jama, hosts the Radio 1's Greatest Hits show, three hours of non-stop hits. As a DJ, she features at fashion and beauty industry events as well as popular festivals, where she impresses audiences with some of the biggest anthems in music history.

Roman Kemp

Capital FM

This cheeky Capital FM DJ was bound for success. With English musician Martin Kemp for a father, it's no surprise that Roman Kemp is one of Capital's most celebrated DJs. This famous DJ is not just talented but a delightful personality to have at your festival.

Becca Dudley

Beats 1 Radio

Model, television host and fashion graduate Becca Dudley came from a long line of musicians. Similarly to Maya, Becca has featured at international fashion and beauty industry events, getting the party started everywhere she goes. Witty and charismatic, she is the perfect addition to any occasion.

Gok Wan

BBC Radio 4

After finding fame as a fashion expert, Gok Wan took over the radio scene as a presenter for the likes 4 and Select Radio. He is well-loved for his cheeky humour and natural presenting style, defining traits that make Gok Wan a popular festival DJ. 

Chris Stark

BBC Radio 1

A staple at BBC Radio 1, Chris Stark is one of the UK's favourite radio presenters. Aside from his artful remixes and knowledge of the latest tracks, Chris is best known for his down-to-earth personality and infectious humour. Book this fan favourite for your festival!

Trevor Nelson

BBC Radio 2

Trevor Nelson is famed for his passion and knowledge of the urban music scene. The BBC 2 radio presenter has won several awards for his broadcasting skills, including a Gold Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Hire Trevor Nelson to transport your audience to the soul scene.

Huw Stephens

BBC Radio Cymru

Whereas some DJs focus on classic tunes, Huw Stephens allows new acts to share their music through his BBC Music Introducing show. A proud Welsh broadcaster, he also hosts a show on BBC Radio Cymru. Takto the stage, his DJ style is full of indie talent.

Lauren Layfield

Capital FM

CBBC and Capital host Lauren Layfield is a dedicated DJ presenter and experienced journalist. As a resident music expert, she can flawlessly mix the likes of Jonas Blue, Sigma and Ella Eyre to produce a festival experience unlike any other. Lauren can be found on Capital FM's early breakfast show.

Lauren Layfield

Toby Anstis

Heart Radio

Toby Anstis has been featured on Heart Radio for sixteen years, making him a staple DJ host amongst fans. His prolific DJ experience so far includes featuring at Sir Elton John's New Year's Eve and supporting Jess Glynne - a testament to his mixing ability and successful DJ career.

How to Book a Radio DJ

Many music fans book festival tickets with the sole purpose of seeing their favourite DJ. With 53% of festival-goers attending three or more festivals a year, organisers must get these decisions spot on.

Here at Champions Music & Entertainment, we have compiled some top tips on how to book a famous DJ for your next festival or event:

1. Define Your Target Audience

Before booking a DJ, you must decide your target audience to ensure they match the theme. If not, you will be left with an act that doesn't work for the event, impacting your audience and the event as a whole. Festival organisers must have a clear demographic in mind for the occasion; otherwise, audiences may be reluctant to attend.

2. Consider Your Budget

The next thing to do is get a solid plan for the festival. The cost of a famous DJ can vary, so you need to do all the sums beforehand to get a clear idea of your budget. Make sure you also consider the expenses of the DJ, which may need to be included in the costs. 

3. Book in Advance

Radio DJs are extremely popular, and so are snapped up quickly. You should book your desired act well before the festival to avoid disappointment. As well as this, consider some alternative acts just in case the DJ you want is unavailable - don't worry; our team are happy to suggest some available DJs that suit your event theme and budget!

To get started, contact a booking agent at Champions Music & Entertainment. Our team are experienced booking agents who will happily provide a free consultation. 

What have our clients said about working with Champions Music & Entertainment?

"I was very impressed with the service I received at Champions; from the first conversation with them, they were attentive, helpful and came back to me very quickly. They came up with some great recommendations for me and helped me negotiate a good deal. I had never used them before, and I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them."

- Gini, American Express Meetings & Events

Book a Radio DJ For Your Festival Today!

If you want to book a leading DJ for your festival, fill in our online contact form or call a booking management team member on 0203 7934 042.

Megan Lupton Official Author Picture
Content Executive

Having completed a Masters in Creative Writing, Megan is found regularly contributing to the company blog, where she discusses everything from the latest socio-political news stories to self-improvement. Joining Champions Music & Entertainment in 2019, Megan is also responsible for a variety of creative content, like contributing to the online presence of those we represent across the website.

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