Rachel Young

Head of Music


“Obviously you’re not a golfer.” – The Dude

About me

How long have you been at Queen’s Radio?
I joined at the Fresher’s Fair in September 2015 and never looked back!

What does the Head of Music do?
I’m responsible for updating our weekly playlists, ensuring QR has the newest and best music. I also work with music promoters to organise press opportunities with local and international artists, including interviews, gig reviews and acoustic sessions in the QR studio. I also work with our Events team to organise QR Underground, our live event in QUBSU Bar Sub each semester.

How can people get in contact with you?
If you’re interested in doing interviews/gig/album reviews or playing at Underground, or have any questions for me, you can email me at music@queensradio.org or find me over on twitter: @rachelyoung96.

What’s the best thing about Belfast?
The people, the bars and the music!

Who are your favourite artists?
Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr, All Time Low and Fleetwood Mac are a few of my favourites.

What is your favourite Pizza topping?
Pineapple, always.

What was the first gig you ever went to?
McFly in 2005 – my love for live music began then!