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Dan Hegarty Will Bring You Through The Night On 2fm

RTÉ 2fm's commitment to music goes on into the small hours with Dan Hegarty's The Alternative on Monday - Thursday from 1am - 4am.

The Alternative is best described as a musical free-for-all, mixing Gil Scott-Heron with Nanu Nanu, Cadence Weapon and Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley with Sunken Foa. The show also broadcasts 2fm’s studio sessions, as well as weekly live music from across Europe. The Alternative also goes out on 2fm’s sister digital/online station 2XM daily 10am to 1pm.

Dan Hegarty joined 2fm in 2003. The Alternative To Sleep – launched a year later - has been a constant champion for Irish and ‘alternative’ music over the past 11 years. Session guests include names from God Is An Astronaut to The Vincent(s) and Little Green Cars.

Dan also brings you live music from Ireland and across Europe each week – Foals from Longitude, Pixies live from Geneva, and Jurassic 5 from the Sonar Festival.

Commenting on the new slot, Dan Hegarty said: “If anyone is left standing after Chris & Ciara, I’m gonna pummel their ears with three hours of great music. I’m thrilled to be part of the new schedule as 2fm evolves.”