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8 August 2023

KISSTORY recruits Idris Elba and Alesha Dixon for new All-Stars series

Along with Alex Scott MBE and Fatboy Slim, they’ll present their own shows on the station on Sunday evenings from September

KISSTORY  – the UK’s biggest commercial digital radio station – has snapped up a roster of celebrity signings for its new series of KISSTORY All-Stars, which starts from this September.

Idris Elba, Alesha Dixon, Alex Scott and Fatboy Slim will each present a series of four shows on the station on Sunday evenings from 4pm on September 3rd. Spinning their favourite KISSTORY anthems, its chance for listeners to gain an insight into the lives and careers of the All-Stars as they reminisce on where they were when these songs first hit the airwaves or dancefloors, and what the tunes mean to them.

Audiences can listen each week and on demand as they tell their story through the music that influenced them and made them into the person they are today, with personal tales including how it goes when they meet their musical heroes and – most importantly – what were the parties like back then?

Fatboy Slim kicks off the sixteen-show run followed by singer Alesha Dixon, actor and artist Idris Elba and broadcaster Alex Scott.

Speaking ahead of the series, Fatboy Slim said: ‘It warms my heart to share intimate stories about my favourite tunes. Looking forward to exploring my lifelong relationship with music that you can dance to, hopefully by the end of it we will understand once and for all just what it is that makes me dance…..’

Alesha Dixon said: ‘Music is my passion, it’s a part of who I am and I can’t wait to share some of my favourite KISSTORY tracks, take a little trip down memory lane and bring the vibes!’

Idris Elba said: ‘I’m honoured to be a part of the KISSTORY All-stars!’

Alex Scott said: ‘I am thrilled to be asked back to share more Old Skool and anthems on KISSTORY All-Stars even though I still haven’t thought of a better DJ name than DJ Scott! Any suggestions?!’

KISS Content Director Rebecca Frank said: ‘Fresh off the back of its sold-out summer outdoor events season and the most established KISSTORY Ibiza residency at O Beach, the UK’s biggest and most loved throwback brand is not taking it easy. We’ve kickstarted the autumn by signing some huge names who are as passionate as the KISSTORY team for old skool tunes and anthems and I can’t wait to hear those personal stories that go with each track…’

The news follows the station’s huge KISSTORY on Blackheath event which took place last month hosted by Tyler West, and was one of a selection of KISSTORY parties taking place both across the UK and in Ibiza and Marbella this summer.

KISSTORY All-Stars begins with Fatboy Slim on September 3rd and continues:

Fatboy Slim – September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

Alesha Dixon – October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Idris Elba – October 29th, November 5th, 12th and 19th

Alex Scott – November 26th, December 3rd, 10th and 17th

KISSTORY All-Stars begins on Sunday September 3rd at 4pm. Listen live or catch up on the KISS Kube app – www.kissfmuk.com

 

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For further press information, please contact:

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK
E: amelia.oshea@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07531 949 693

Beth McDonald – Communications Manager, Bauer Media Audio UK
E: beth.mcdonald@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07513 823 447

ABOUT KISS
The KISS Network is the beat of the UK, delivering the biggest tunes, exclusive content with HUGE artists and all-round positive VIBES AND ENERGY, across multiple platforms on-air and on screen all day, every day.  It’s home to KISS Breakfast with Diversity’s Jordan & Perri when you wake up, The Home Straight with Tyler West every weekday afternoon from 4pm, the latest tracks with The Hype Chart and Tinea Taylor, and KISS Nights with the best DJs and producers in the industry including Majestic.  The network also houses the UK’s biggest and best throwback station KISSTORY (Old Skool & Anthems) and KISS Fresh (Non-Stop New Beats focusing on black music and culture); talent on KISS Fresh includes Henrie Kwushue, Big Zuu, Elz (The Witch). KISS also now has ten exclusive stations including KISS Dance, KISSTORY 90s, KISSTORY Slow Jams and KISS In The Mix which are available ad free as part of KISS Premium. Targeting 15-34 years olds, the KISS Network is available on FM and DAB Radio, Freeview, online and/or via the KISS KUBE App.

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