Camfield Bio

Ian Camfield’s dreams of pursuing a radio career began at the age of eight when, after writing in for a request, he was invited to the BBC Radio 1 studio to watch the legendary Tommy Vance present ‘The Friday Rock Show’. Vance had never known of someone so young with such an appreciation for Heavy Metal. From that point Ian decided a radio career was the way forward.

While at college Ian found work playing Country music on AM!!  He hosted overnights on London station Country 1035 when he was just 16 years old.  He then moved on to Heart 106.2, London’s premier Female AC station, where he stayed for a year – learning the craft of radio by introducing Celine Dion songs, when secretly he had a desire to play a slightly more challenging genre of music!

Ian’s big break came at Xfm, the UK’s first Alternative station, where he became a respected music authority.  While on Xfm Ian broke music from some of the biggest UK exports, including Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Muse.  Plus, in more recent times, James Bay, Foals and Nothing But Thieves.  Ian also presented shows for VH-1 and MTV2, made various appearances on music documentaries and a multitude of voiceovers. As well as hosting The Download Festival at Donnington, The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, and The Metal Hammer Awards.

After a wonderful sorjourn to the US in 2008, where Ian worked for CBS Radio in New York, as K-Rock’s ‘Afternoon Drive’ presenter, he returned to the UK, to front the Morning Show on Xfm, as well as the transatlantic ‘Import Export,’ program with Kat Corbett from KROQ in Los Angeles.