Festival Republic are extremely excited to announce Sub Focus as the first headliner on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage. From his beginnings as a bedroom DJ five years ago, to headlining the Glade stage at Glastonbury in 2010, Nick Douwma, better known as Sub Focus, has become one of the most interesting, innovative and important voices working in British electronic music today. Douwma has created compositions for Chase & Status (Flashing Lights) and Example (Kickstarts), remixed The Prodigy, Deadmau5 and Dizzee Rascal, while his own tracks (including Airplane, X-Ray, Rock It, Could This Be Real) have won Sub Focus fans in the form of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Grooverider and Mistajam. As a DJ, Douwma has played at every major club night and festival around the world. Since his beginnings as a Jungle DJ, to becoming one of Bass music's key composers, Sub Focus has cemented his status as a forward-thinking creator with an incredible cannon of compositions. Sub Focus’s second solo album, as yet untitled, will further propel him into the realms of both credible notoriety and mainstream success – no easy feat!