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Steve Lamacq


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Steve Lamacq is a DJ and journalist who has more than 25 years experience in the music industry.

In a career which has included stints at the New Musical Express, Radio 1 and his current home BBC 6Music, he has gained a reputation for championing new bands to success, while interviewing some of alt-rock's biggest names.

His instinct for turning up new talent was nurtured at NME where he was the first writer to interview (among others) Blur, Ride and Teenage Fanclub. He also became a well known face on the gig circuit, touring the country with bands like Carter USM, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and the Mega City 4. During one especially frantic year, he clocked up 197 gigs in 12 months.

After making his radio debut at London pirate station Q102, Steve joined Radio 1 at the end of 1993, co-presenting the illustrious 'Evening Session' with Jo Whiley until 1997 and then solo until 2002, after which he concentrated on his weekly four-hour show 'Lamacq Live'.

At Radio 1, the 'Session' became the centre point for the burgeoning Britpop movement, featuring exclusive interviews with Blur, Pulp, Radiohead and one of the most bootlegged interviews ever with Oasis.

As the 90s progressed into the Noughties, the show supported a diverse array of music including Fatboy Slim, The Streets, The Strokes (who recorded their first ever session for Steve), Coldplay and The Libertines.

While still with Radio 1, Steve also joined 6Music in 2002 taking over the daily drivetime show in Spring 2005, where he mixes his love of music, old and new. It is currently the most listened to show on the network with nearly a million listeners each week.

He received the 'Special Achievement Award' in 2013 at the Sony Awards (radio's version of the Oscars). And a similar gong from the Association Of Independent Music in the same year.

He still loves playing records very loudly and is currently working on a one-man show.

Steve Lamacq

Steve Lamacq

  • 16 May, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: The Biggest Weekend Fringe

    Steve Lamacq will play at The Biggest Weekend Fringe in Belfast on 25th May.
    Tickets from the link below.

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  • 02 May, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: Featured In Metro

    Steve Lamacq discusses his upcoming 'Going Deaf For A Living' tour in London's Metro.

  • 02 May, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: 'Going Deaf For A Living' Tour

    Steve Lamacq's 'Going Deaf For A Living' tour is featured in the NME.

  • 30 Apr, 2018

    Shiiine On Festival Birmingham

    Shiiine On launch a new one day festival at Birmingham Genting Arena on Saturday 8th September 2018. The incredible line-up includes more than 20 iconic bands and a Hacienda afterparty.

    Playing the main stage are Glasvegas, who will perform a special anniversary show celebrating ten years since the release of their debut self-titled album.

    The 'In Conversation' stage hosts Steve Lamacq who will be performing his 'Going Deaf for a Living' show.

    Tickets on sale from Friday 4th May.

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  • 27 Apr, 2018

    Shiiine On Weekender 2018

    The Shiiine On Weekender festival takes place at Butlins in Minehead, from 16th - 18th November, and features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Stereo MC's
    ...Steve Lamaccq (DJ Set)

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  • 15 Mar, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: At Are You Listening?

    Steve Lamacq will appear at the Are You Listening? event in Reading on 28th April.

  • 07 Feb, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: At Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

    Steve Lamacq will DJ at The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, on 24th February.

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  • 31 Jan, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: Are You Listening? Festival

    Steve Lamacq will DJ at the upcoming Are You Listening? festival, taking place at various venues around Reading on 28th April 2018.

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  • 30 Jan, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: At Common People

    Steve Lamacq will present a DJ set at Common People, at Open in Norwich on 4th May 2018.

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  • 27 Jan, 2018

    Steve Lamacq: 'Going Deaf For A Living'

    Steve Lamacq takes his 'Going Deaf For A Living' show on the road, around the UK during May 2018.

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