Annie MacManus (born 18 July 1978), popularly known as Annie Mac, is
an Irish DJ and television presenter. She is known as the eponymous
host of the electronic dance music show
Annie Mac on
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 in
the United Kingdom, which airs at 7:00 pm on Friday evenings, as well
as host of the 7:00 - 9:00 pm slot Monday - Thursdays formerly hosted
by Zane Lowe.
1 Personal life
4 External links
Annie Mac was born in Dublin, Ireland. After attending Wesley College,
she studied English Literature at Queens University in Belfast,
Northern Ireland. Annie lives in Queen's Park, London. She has a
son (born May 2013) with her partner, fellow
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 DJ Toddla
T. She gave birth to her second child on 6 January 2017. Whilst on
maternity leave her radio show was presented by MistaJam. Her
brother, Davey MacManus, was the lead singer and guitarist in bands
The Crocketts and The Crimea.
Annie Mac's first Radio 1 programme was broadcast on 29 July 2004. She
had been a producer at Radio 1 before this and was heard as a voice
for jingles on the station at least as far back as February 2004.
Her first live set at the station was at Radio 1's Big Weekend in
Dundee in May 2006 as part of the Essential Mix live broadcast. Annie
remarked on air at the time how it was the first time they had trusted
her to do a live mix.
Annie currently hosts programmes on Radio 1. Her main programme,
called Annie Mac, airs from 19:00 to 21:00 on Mondays to Thursdays,
playing dance-pop, hip-hop, rock and indie. Additionally, her Friday
night dance-based show is broadcast between 19:00 and 22:00. She
BBC Switch with
Nick Grimshaw on Sunday evenings
from 19:00 to 21:00 until 21 March 2010. After this date they moved to
22:00 - midnight with a new show simply called
Nick Grimshaw and Annie
A popular feature is the
Annie Mac Mini Mix, an opportunity to
showcase various DJs' ability to produce a five-minute mix with other
DJs. The Mini mix was also a feature of her previous show on a
Thursday night. As well as her own Friday show, Annie also covers for
other Radio 1 shows. She was a regular stand in for Zane Lowe's show
before he left the station. In 2009 Annie won the Best female award at
the drum and bass awards for her contribution to the promotion of this
genre of music.
Annie makes regular appearances as a feature presenter on BBC Two's
The Culture Show, giving her opinions on the latest music
offerings. She appeared on
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Never Mind the Buzzcocks in January 2006
and she co-presented
Top of the Pops
Top of the Pops on 18 June 2006 with Reggie Yates
and on 11 July 2006 with
Rufus Hound in a
T in the Park
T in the Park special. Annie
has also filled in for
Zane Lowe on his Gonzo show on MTV2. She
regularly DJs b2b with Jonny Birchall and Will Phillips at clubs such
as Moles Club, Ponana, Zero Zero, The Nest, Second Bridge Nightclub
and Club XL all in Bath, Night Digital in
Brighton and university
venues such as Fitzwilliam College,
Cambridge and Aston University.
She also recently appeared on ITV Comedy, FM, as herself.
On 18 February 2007
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 launched their first video podcast or
vodcast. It featured Annie on a backstage tour around the Radio 1
buildings. This has since been stopped; however, there is now a
podcast of the Mini Mix.
She has also presented Other Voices for RTÉ Two.
In September 2009, Mac released her first compilation album, Annie Mac
Presents, followed in the subsequent two years
Annie Mac Presents 2010
Annie Mac Presents 2011.
Annie Mac performing at Amnesia, 2012
In August 2012,
Annie Mac was one of the DJs selected by Channel 4 to
hold a live six-hour, televised House Party on Bank Holiday
Nick Grimshaw left his daily 22:00 to midnight weekday slot; Mac
had been covering for the slot. It is currently hosted by Huw
She released "
Annie Mac Presents 2012" in October 2012; the track
listing contained some of the songs Mac played on the Channel 4 House
Party. Tracks by
Knife Party and
Steve Aoki headlined the track
On 31 December 2012,
Annie Mac was one of the DJs selected by Channel
4 to hold a live six-hour, televised New Year's House Party. Annie Mac
dj'd In November 2014, she began hosting
Annie Mac Presents on
SiriusXM's BPM in the United States, starting at 21:00. ET. into
the New Year on this televised event.
On 15 February 2015, it was announced she would take over Zane Lowe's
Radio 1 evening show airing Monday-Thursdays 19:00 to 21:00.
In January 2017, Mac presented a
BBC Three programme called Who Killed
the Night investigating the status of British nightclubs following
many closures, notably the Fabric closure and re-opening and property
developments on sites of former clubs, visiting the site of former
Kings Cross club Bagleys/Canvas. The programme
featured interviews with the newly appointed night czar Amy Lamé.
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Annie Mac - Profile". BBC. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
^ "Full Other Voices line-up announced". RTÉ. 18 November 2008.
Retrieved 18 November 2008.
^ "Blog :
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^ "Channel 4 To Air All-Night 'House Party' With Grandmaster Flash,
Annie Mac And No Ad Breaks". Huffingtonpost.co.uk. 27 July 2012.
Retrieved 9 March 2013.
^ "Channel 4 to broadcast DJ marathon next month - Media News".
Digital Spy. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
^ Tara Conlan (26 July 2012). "Can you feel it... viewers? Channel 4
to host rave night - TV & Radio - Media". The Independent.
Retrieved 9 March 2013.
^ Weekly Schedule - BPM -
Annie Mac confirmed as new presenter of Radio 1’s weekday evening
BBC Three - Annie Mac: Who Killed The Night?
Annie Mac wants to know "Who Killed The Night?" in new documentary -
News - Mixmag
^ a b Annie Mac’S Documentary On Club Culture, Who Killed The Night,
Is Available Now Djmag.Com
^ Who Killed the Night? DJ
Annie Mac on the Death of Club Culture -
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