Ultimate club date beckons for top DJ

Danny Howard (right) with Radio One's Scott Mills

Danny Howard (right) with Radio One's Scott Mills

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WOAH... we’re going to Ibiza.

While the Vengaboys hit is unlikely to feature in his set, it is the song DJ Danny Howard hopes to be singing to himself this weekend.

The Blackpool-based DJ has made it through to the semi-final of Radio One’s ‘Superstar DJ’ competition as they aim to find the next big thing.

The 24-year-old, whose day job finds him as the resident DJ at The Syndicate on Church Street, has beat hundreds of contestants to the last four of the competition.

Each day he has completed tasks on Chris Moyles and Scott Mills’ hugely popular shows, the prize being the chance to fly to Ibiza to at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel this Friday night.

Danny explained: “Ibiza is the place every DJ dreams about performing in when they start out.

“Most of the time you have to go over and play backstreet clubs for free just to get your name out.

“This competition gives me the chance to play in one of the biggest clubs. It would be amazing to win, Ibiza to a DJ is like Las Vegas to a gambler.”

The former Lytham St Annes High student started DJ’ing in his bedroom before getting his big break at The Residence nightclub in Poulton.

He then set-up hugely popular Randy Ron club nights across the Fylde Coast before bagging the full-time role at the Syndicate where he performs each Saturday night.

And despite playing to thousands each week, playing to six million listeners was a totally new experience.

“The whole thing has been amazing,” Danny said.

“I’ve listened to Radio One all my life, so to be sitting in the studio talking to Chris Moyles and Scott Mills has been surreal.

“I’ve tried not to think about the six million listeners really.”

After learning his latest task on the Chris Moyles show this morning, he will feature on Scott Mills’ show at 5pm to find out he’d made it to tomorrow’s final.

He said: “The amount of support from Blackpool has been amazing.

“For the final, I’ll need the support of everyone in Blackpool.”