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Major UK radio station makes historic announcement for Taylor Swift-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

There’s a slight catch to this Swiftie overload.

Major UK radio station makes historic announcement for Taylor Swift-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

Taylor Swift radio station revealed by Capital FM (Picture: John Shearer/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift is about to (finally) bring her epic Eras Tour to the UK and one of the biggest radio stations has made an unprecedented announcement.

Swiftiemania has ramped up as her three-and-a-half-hour show reached Europe, with fans in Lyon the latest to be treated to her increasingly unhinged mashup surprise songs.

In honour of her upcoming Edinburgh gigs, Capital FM will host a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, pop-up station, dedicated to The Long Story Short singer – the first of its kind.

Capital (Taylor’s Version) is the first time a UK DAB radio station has been dedicated to just one artist.

There is a catch though, fans won’t be hearing Getaway Car or Tim McGraw on this station as it is re-recorded albums only.

Reputation and Taylor Swift – also known as Debut – are yet to be released as a Taylor’s Version album so they will be omitted from the playlist.

The station won’t be playing the non-Taylor’s Version albums (Picture: John Shearer/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

That means no Debut songs – just like the Eras Tour setlist (Photo by John Shearer/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

However, with over 250 songs to choose from repeats are bound to be few and far between, although we doubt die-hard Swifties will care anyway.

Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, Lover, folklore, evermore, Midnights and the Tortured Poets Department are all mixed in for this ultimate playlist.

Of course, no station would be complete without some talking segments and fans will be treated to fun facts and news updates dotted in throughout.

Capital will also be speaking to swifties before and after her shows in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff, and London, for a feel of the Eras Tour as it happens.

Brent Tobin, Managing Editor of Capital, said: ‘We were so excited to create this pop-up radio station to celebrate Taylor Swift. It’s set to be a fan favourite, with not only the greatest songs but top trivia and tour news.

Taylor will head to Edinburgh later this week (Picture: Xavi Torrent/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Reputation is yet to be re-release by the singer (Picture: John Shearer/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

‘We’ll be on air until it’s So Long, London and we hope all the Swifties join us for the ultimate tour celebration!’

Taylor will hit the stage at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Friday, June 7 for her first UK gig since 2018’s Reputation tour.

This is actually the first time since 2015 that the 34-year-old icon will be headed to Scotland, having performed her 1989 tour to 11,000 people in Glasgow.

Now, she’s sold out the 67,000-capacity arena three times over as one of the biggest artists on the planet, breaking records consistently.

However, not everyone is celebrating her arrival in the Scottish city as homeless people who are usually offered hotel rooms to stay in are being sent elsewhere.

Edinburgh council gives temporary accommodation to rough sleepers but the city is so jam-packed with Swifties travelling in there is simply nowhere left.

Fans can listen to Capital (Taylor’s Version) now until August (Picture: Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

They have reportedly been offered places in Aberdeen and Glasgow or as far as Newcastle to stay instead.

In a statement, housing, homelessness and fair work convener, Councillor Jane Meagher, said: ‘It is a symptom of the housing emergency we face in Edinburgh that at times we must use tourist accommodation to house homeless households.

‘We know it won’t be available year-round, particularly over the busy summer months, so we use it reluctantly as a last resort. We’re aware of the situation and are working with the affected households to find appropriate, alternative accommodation.’

Listen to Capital (Taylor’s Version) now on Global Player.

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