Elton John, St Vincent among Beats 1 Apple Music’s holiday programming

Beats 1/Apple Music’s holiday programming runs through New Year’s

Elton John, St. Vincent and more are among Beats 1/Apple Music‘s holiday programming. Tune in for special shows from Elton John, St. Vincent, Joshua Homme, and Jax Jones, ring in the New Year with 24 hours of mixes from DJs around the world, hosted by Anna Lunoe and Jax Jones, and celebrate the first day of 2019 with exclusive mixes from Joe Kay and the Soulection crew.

Elton John’s Rocket Hour Christmas Special

Elton John brings you his yearly Festival Special of the Rocket Hour, playing an hour of some of his favourite Christmas tracks old and new. Expect tracks from “the best Xmas album ever made” from Phil Spector, a hidden gem from the PetShop Boys, classics from Slade and John Lennon and even something new from South Korean surf-rock band Say Sue Me.

St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service: Holiday Special

St. Vincent gets into the holiday spirit by sharing her favorite Christmas memories – and playing some of her favorite festive tracks. Listen as St. Vincent shares family traditions, explains how she learned Santa wasn’t real, and reveals what led to a near-tragic sledding trip.

Billie Eilish Takeover

Billie takes over Zane’s show to play her favorite music, along with her World Record “Come Out And Play.”
Billie is currently working on her debut album and heads back out on tour in January.

The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme: Holiday Special

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme rings in some much needed cheer with a special playlist for the holiday season.

House Work Radio with Jax Jones: Christmas Special

Jax presents his final House Work Radio of the year and a festive special. He kicks things off with the premiere of the Purple Disco Machine remix of his current track “Play” with Years & Years, crowning it Fire In The Oven.
Expect a Best of 2018 Fire In The Oven Mix, plus a chance to hear Jax’s headline show at the legendary KOKO, London – recorded at his sold-out 5 ALive Tour.

New Year’s Eve Mixes

Anna Lunoe and Jax Jones host the world’s most diverse and exciting New Years’ Eve party for a full 24 hours with mixes from the world’s best DJ’s & brands.

Soulection All Day

We flow into the New Year as Soulection Radio brings a full day of exclusive mixes to Beats 1.
Hosted by Joe Kay and featuring guest sets from Jaël (Netherlands), Shaka Lion (Portugal), and Sharnie (U.K). Join us as we set the mood for 2019 on New Years Day.


Mon 12/24 Elton John’s Rocket Hour Christmas Special @ 3 pm PT [+Tue 12/25 @ 12 am PT, 8 am PT]
Mon 12/24 St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service: Holiday Special @ 4 pm PT
Mon 12/24 Billie Eilish Takeover (Xmas) @ 8 pm PT [+Tue 12/25 @ 9 am PT]
Mon 12/24 The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme Holiday Special @ 9 pm PT
Tues 12/25 House Work with Jax Jones Christmas Special @ 3 am PT
Mon 12/31 New Year’s Eve Mixes @ 1am PT-12 am PT
Tues 1/1 Soulection All Day 2019 @ 1 am PT-12 am PT

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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