Watch The Festival On-Demand

All the sessions from The Radio Academy Festival 2021 are available to watch on-demand, for Members who are Festival Ticket holders.

If you're a Member, and would like to watch, it's not too late to buy a ticket for access to everything from this incredible day.

Radio Festival 2021 - Redefining Talent

The Festival is back for 2021, and this year we're focusing on TALENT.

Talent is the fuel of the Radio and Audio industry. In a world where competition for audiences is tougher than ever, talent makes all the difference. Too often, ‘talent’ is used to describe on-mic personalities, but our industry is bursting with talented producers, programmers, sound designers, engineers and others who help create the brilliant content that’s loved by listeners. This year’s Radio Academy Festival celebrates and debates talent, on and off-air – where it’s coming from, how we nurture and nourish it, and ultimately what we’re doing as an industry to make sure the most talented people find a future right here.

Speakers included:

Aasmah Mir 550

Festival Host:
Aasmah Mir

Times Radio Breakfast

Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer

Charlotte Moore
Chief Content Officer, BBC

Ben Cooper 550

Ben Cooper
Chief Content and Music Officer, Bauer Audio

sophie ellis bextor 550

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Artist, Radio 2 DJ and Podcaster

Programme Name: One World: Together at Home - TX: 19/04/2020 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Claudia Winkleman - (C) Matt Monfredi - Photographer: Matt Monfredi

Claudia Winkleman
BBC Radio 2

clara amfo 550

Clara Amfo
BBC Radio 1

fleur east 550

Fleur East
Hits Radio

Sophie K 550

Sophie K
Kerrang! Radio

John Pienaar Times 550

John Pienaar
Times Radio Drive

Scott Taunton
CEO, News UK Broadcasting

Nadia Jae 550

Nadia Jae
1Xtra Breakfast

Faron McKenzie 550

Faron McKenzie
Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra

How did it work in 2021?

Recorded live from Central London, streamed directly to your home/office.

We're all a bit tired of Zoom Boxes aren't we?  So this year, the Festival is a high-quality production with speakers live on stage, streamed to you wherever you are.  We're delighted to be hosted by News UK, at the events space on the 17th Floor of the News Building in London Bridge.

Panoramic Thames views will make sure of a stunning backdrop as we gather the biggest movers and shakers in audio to deliver a full day of talks, speeches, panels and debates, directly to your screen.

news uk 17th floor


Get your on-demand tickets now

Tickets are just £40 + VAT each

  • Watch sessions on-demand until Friday 3rd December 2021
  • NB: Tickets are exclusively for Radio Academy Members

Our Sponsors

The Radio Academy Festival 2021 wouldn't be possible without the generous support of the following amazing companies


Previous Years

The Festival is normally a one-day event in the centre of London - check out some of the photos from our most recent events, and click through for more details