BBC to broadcast Ibiza-themed ‘Mastermind’ special

It will mark the 20th anniversary of the Radio 1 Weekend in Ibiza

BBC have announced details of an Ibiza-themed special of long-running quiz show Mastermind, marking the 20th anniversary of the Radio 1 Weekend in Ibiza.

As reported by The Guardian, the episode will be aired on BBC iPlayer. It is said that the special “could include BBC Ibiza regulars such as Pete Tong, as well as artists such as Calvin Harris” but that no guests have signed up yet.

The Ibiza edition of Mastermind will be broadcast online in conjunction with the Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend during the first weekend of August. The episode will be filmed at the BBC studios in Salford.

Last year, Mastermind hosted its own hip-hop special with the likes of Lethal Bizzle, 1Xtra DJs Semtex, Target and A Dot appearing on the show.

Meanwhile, the BBC Proms recently announced details of their first ever dance music event. A club-orientated Prom in Ibiza, hosted by DJ Pete Tong, will celebrate 20 years of BBC Radio 1. Electronic acts on the bill will perform with Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra.

“The idea is to broaden the Proms appeal to as many people and as wide an age range as possible,” said Proms director Edward Blakeman, while Radio 3 controller Alan Davey revealed that the Ibiza Prom was still “in development”. Davey continued: “We are proud of the range of the Proms and the number of people who take the festival to their hearts and experience the thrill of great music.”

The BBC Proms runs from July 17 to September 12.