Pete Tong

A pillar of dance music with an unparalleled ear for new talent, Pete Tong MBE is undeniably one of the world’s most influential figures.

Over the last three decades – both publicly and behind the scenes – Pete has been revered as an arena-selling artist, DJ, music producer, A&R, and the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming.

With an incredible 30+ year career, the tastemaker DJ, broadcaster and producer has been dedicated to making dance music a global genre, constantly pushing boundaries and breaking new talent wherever he goes.

Broadcasting from BBC Radio 1 since 1991, his iconic shows – the Essential Selection and the coveted Essential Mix – are two of BBC’s Radio 1’s longest-running music programmes and two of the world’s most impactful platforms to discover new dance music. Artists from Daft Punk and Ben UFO to Sherelle, Eris Drew and Honey Dijon, have taken to the shows to deliver career-defining statement mixes.

As an artist and DJ, Tong remains a coveted booking for clubbing institutions and festivals across the world, but it was his 2016 Classics project with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra that took him to chart-topping, sell-out live act status.

With album releases topping the UK chart and continued sell-out shows across the UK and Europe, Tong continues to bring new life to Classics.