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Dance Anthems At The Empire Ballroom Ashbourne

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First Time Event in Ashbourne Legendary Radio 1 Club DJ Dave Pearce Supported By Vaughan Murphy DJ Jim Hutch lineup may change

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Pearce joined BBC Radio 1 in April 1995, and stayed there until 1st August 2008. taking over the weekday early breakfast show from Bruno Brookes. His first show was sitting in for Pete Tong on the Essential Selection. He also became the stand in for Chris Evans on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. Later that year he took over the weekend mid-morning slot on Radio 1 and created The Recovery Session – a breakfast show for clubbers. In February 1997 he took over the weekend breakfast show then in October became the presenter of drivetime on Radio 1 taking over from Kevin Greening where he introduced a daily mix of dance music – the Mix at Six. That year Pearce devised and created Dance Anthems on Sundays at 7pm which achieved the station's third highest audience share. He presented the show for 10 years. He also created and presented the Radio 1 dance parties which were broadcast on beaches across the UK to crowds of up to 25,000 people with guest DJs including Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Sasha and Boy George. He undertook a national tour with Leeds club Up Yer Ronson and then launched his own national dance anthems tour. He achieved his first gold album in 1999 for his compilation Dave Pearce Dance Anthems, released on Universal.

In 1998 Pearce started a new late drive show Monday to Thursdays 6-8pm. He became the first main Radio 1 DJ to hold a weekly residency in Ibiza at Eden nightclub which he held for 10 years working with various brands including Euphoria, Slinky and Gatecrasher. In the remaining years at Radio 1 he toured extensively in Europe with residencies in Ibiza, Mallorca, Tenerife, Corfu and Zante. Pearce hosted Radio 1's Into The Millennium show live from an outdoor stage in Glasgow and was the first voice on BBC Radio 1 in the new millennium. In 2001 he appeared in the midnight slot at the Millennium Dome in London playing to 45,000 people at Ministry of Sound's party.

Also in 2001 Pearce wrote and presented The Dance Years, a weekly clubbing TV show on ITV, and he guest hosted MTV's Dancefloor Chart. Dave became dance music correspondent to The Sun newspaper writing Dance Bizarre, then moved to his own weekly page in The Daily Star.

Pearce created a new record label in partnership with BMG – NuLife records which scored a string of top 40 hits including a number 1 for Rui da Silva - Touch Me (2001), a number 2 with Victoria Beckham, Truesteppers & Dane Bowers – Out of Your Mind (2000) and a number 3 with Ian Van Dahl – Castles in the Sky (2001). Pearce had 10 consecutive top 10 dance compilations and a number of gold albums including Transcendental Euphoria, Very Best of Dave Pearce Dance Anthems and Dave Pearce Trance Anthems. In 2001 Pearce was honoured with a coveted British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for his work on the soundtrack to Richard Parry's movie South West 9. After leaving BMG he signed to Ministry of Sound and hosted trance nights and released a new brand called Delirium.

Dave celebrated 10 years of Dance Anthems at Radio 1 in August 2007. The 5-hour special show included input from David Morales, Faithless, Pete Tong, Judge Jules and a phone in

Line up could change if Dave Cancelled

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