2015 – WELL THAT WAS FUN!

So it seems the last time I updated this was July oops! That is basically the point when everything went mental crazy wonderful. Anyhoo apologies one of my new years resolutions will be to keep on top of the updates.

2015 was pretty awesome so many festivals, a shiny new radio gig and joining the broadcasting teams on the UK’s biggest channels ITV and the BBC.

January kicked off with joining the amazing Scrambled family. Waking up the nation at the weekend with weird, wonderful, whacky and hilarious skits, sketches, games and jokes for two whole hours every Saturday and Sunday was the best way to start the year. My fellow presenters London, Luke and Sam are a dream to work with and I’m happy to say we’ll be back for not one but two more series! Whoop Whoop! So set your alarms for 7.30am on the 9th and 10th Jan for the brand new series on ITV and CITV and if you’re not an early riser set your sky planner.

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As Scrambled finished in the April, I hosted McDonald’s 24hr day of joy on top of a double decker bus driving around London with Miss Jessie J which was live streamed and watched worldwide by over 24million people! Having to talk whilst using your stomach muscles so hard to stop you from falling over was a new skill that shall be added to the CV. Yup.

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Then May came along with a great opportunity to extend my radio experience and introduce myself to a whole new internet radio audience. So it was a sad farewell to Hoxton Radio who were gracious enough to let me indulge in my musical geekness for over a year and hello to Ministry of Sound Live. Me for three hours live each afternoon fronting the drivetime show and making sure everyone get’s a cheeky bum shuffle through the hardest part of the working day. Broadcasting live pon de radio on a daily basis is a dream come true and has introduced me to a lot of amazing people who listen in regularly and love to get their rave on.

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Amongst the radio madness there were some exciting new festival gigs. Common People’s MainStage in Southampton introducing the legend that is Grace Jones.

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Glastonbury the king of all festivals invited me to get involved hosting the mighty West Holts stage. The third biggest stage at the worlds biggest and most magical festival, never thought that would happen! FKA Twigs stole the show with funk masters George Clinton and the Family Stone a close second. A weekend I’ll never forget and one I hope will be a yearly occurrence.

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T in the Park. Thanks to BBC Scotland, I returned to one of the first festivals I ever attended. Covering the whole weekend in two one hour live broadcasts. A new site and huge line up made it one of the most exciting broadcasts I’d been part of and with Stone Roses announced as the headliners for 2016, I can’t wait to hop back to the gorgeous Strathallen estate!

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Camp Bestival shone brightly as always and it’s older sister (my favourite festival of every year in year out) Bestival managed to exceed all expectations. Never will I forget walking onstage to open up Sundays proceedings to be met with my hero Missy Elliot in full rehearsal mode. Not only did she tell me my sequin hoodie was ‘dope’ but introducing the hip hop legend herself to an audience of over 50,000 people was pretty rock and roll. I mean I might’ve got creepy watching her eat her lunch but hey when can you ever say you did that right?! Her set was phenomenal and went straight to my top three gigs ever (beaten only by Daft Punk in Hyde Park 2007).

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2015 continued with lots of Ministry shenanigans, SW4, Dj gigs including one for the world’s biggest One Direction fans and so much more.

If I could describe the last year in one phrase it would be “BADASS!”

Now 2016 if you could be so kind to bring on some more wonderful adventures and magical experiences I’d be forever grateful.

luv ‘n’ peas

Arielle

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