Annie MacManus (born 18 July 1978), popularly known as Annie Mac, is an Irish DJ and television presenter. She is perhaps best known as the eponymous host of theelectronic dance music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom, which airs at 7:00 pm on Friday evenings, as well as a Chill-out music show entitled The Musical Hot Water Bottle on Sunday evenings.
Annie Mac was born in Dublin, Ireland. After attending Wesley College, she studied English Literature at Queens University, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Annie lives inQueen's Park, London . She has a son, (born May 2013), with her partner, fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Toddla T. Her brother, Davey MacManus, was the lead singer and guitarist in bands, The Crocketts and The Crimea.
Annie currently hosts a number of shows on Radio 1. Her main show, called Annie Mac, airs from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday nights. She also hosted BBC Switch withNick Grimshaw on Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm until 21 March 2010. After this date they moved to 10:00pm - midnight with a new show simply called Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac. She is currently one of only two presenters on the station to present shows in both the specialist and entertainment sector, the other being Huw Stephens.
A popular feature is the Annie Mac Mini Mix, an opportunity to showcase various DJs' ability to produce a five-minute mix with other DJs. The Mini mix was also a feature of her previous show on a Thursday night. As well as her own Friday show, Annie also covers for other Radio 1 shows. She is a regular stand in for Zane Lowe's show. In 2009 Annie won the Best female award at the drum and bass awards for her contribution to the promotion of this genre of music.
Annie makes regular appearances as a feature presenter on BBC Two's The Culture Show, giving her opinions on the latest music offerings. She appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in January 2006 and she co-presented Top of the Pops on 18 June 2006 with Reggie Yates and on 11 July 2006 with Rufus Hound in a T in the Parkspecial. Annie has also filled in for Zane Lowe on his Gonzo show on MTV2. She regularly DJs at clubs such as Fabric London, Moles Club in Bath, Digital in Brighton and university venues such as Fitzwilliam College,Cambridge and Aston University. She also recently appeared on ITV Comedy, FM, as herself.
On 18 February 2007 BBC Radio 1 launched their first video podcast or vodcast. It featured Annie on a backstage tour around the Radio 1 buildings. This has since been stopped, however there is now a podcast of the Mini Mix.
In September 2009, Mac released her first compilation album, Annie Mac Presents, followed in the two years since by Annie Mac Presents 2010 and Annie Mac Presents 2011.
Since Nick Grimshaw left his daily 10 til midnight weekday slot; Mac has been covering for the slot, later fellow Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens covered the slot and Mac returned to her usual Friday slot before the Pete Tong show.
She released "Annie Mac Presents 2012" in October 2012, the tracklisting contained some of the songs Mac played on the Channel 4 House Party. Tracks by Knife Party and Steve Aoki headlined the tracklisting.
In New Year's Eve - 31 December 2012, Annie Mac was one of the DJs selected by Channel 4 to hold a live six-hour, televised New Year's House Party. Annie Mac dj'd into the New Year on this televised event.