You may remember Ben Hadwin from Antix Music Network; as well as taking on various Antix gigs throughout 2022, but this time last year, we interviewed him as he was about to take on a 36 hour DJ set for charity.
Well, he's back; and this time upping the stakes. 48 hours behind a set of decks, and next year, 72 hours.
We caught up with Ben before his biggest challenge yet.
Frazer Mitchell; Hey Ben, welcome back to another interview with Antix. It must have been quite a 12 months for you? What have you been up to since we spoke before the last charity set you did?
Ben Hadwin; thank you for having me back Frazer, it’s been a good year thank you. Played at some new venues including a restaurant on Weymouth harbour, and a festival with SASH
FM; So last time you did a charity fundraiser, where you DJ’d for a solid 36 hours, how did that go? How did you cope?
Ben; very well thank you raised a decent amount of money. Coped very well thank you didn’t really get tired.
FM; This time, you’re upping your game to 48 hours. 2 whole days you’re staying awake. How are you preparing yourself for this one? How are you feeling about the challenge ahead?
Ben; had a chat with a few DRs about the week leading up and what food to eat. Will have people with me at all times to make sure I’m ok and awake. Im just wanting the event to hurry up as can’t wait.
FM; Last time, you had a lot of donations and sponsors, it seems like this year you have even more support already, and the event is still about a week away. What do you want to say to all the support you’ve had?
Ben; just want to say a HUGE thank you to The Lugger for the continued support last year and this year, for holding the event. The donations of prizes is unbelievable this year and can’t thank people enough.
FM; So let’s look forward to next year. You told me over breakfast recently you were thinking of doing a 72 Hour event… is that still on the cards?
Ben; ha ha, now the wife knows. It’s something I’m Interested in yes. However would also like to have a crack at the world record.
FM; Is there a link for donations? And any businesses thinking they might like to sponsor you, how do they go about getting in touch?
Ben; donations are going towards The Masonic charitable foundation and Andy’s man club
FM; Best of luck to you Ben, I think you’ll smash it, and we’ll be sure to share it on Antix as it’s going ahead.
Ben; Thanks for your support!
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Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network