BBC Music Sound of 2018 Live gig to feature Sigrid, Years & Years and many more


BBC Music Sound of 2018: Not3s, Pale Waves, Rex Orange County, Sigrid, Yxng Bane & Years & Years

BBC Music Sound of 2018 Live: Not3s, Pale Waves, Rex Orange County, Sigrid, Yxng Bane and Years & Years To Perform

BBC Music announces BBC Music Sound of 2018 Live - an intimate gig featuring performances from a selection of the future new music talent tipped for success this year by influential musical experts - part of the BBC Music Sound Of 2018 longlist.

The event will be hosted by Annie Mac and broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 (7pm-9pm) from the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios on Tuesday 30 January and will look ahead at the year to come, with performances from the rising musical stars including Sigrid - the BBC Music Sound of 2018 winner - as well as BBC Music Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years.

The acts set to perform are:

  • Sigrid (BBC Music Sound of 2018 winner)
  • Not3s
  • Pale Waves (Number 5 on the BBC Music Sound of 2018 longlist)
  • Rex Orange County (Number 2 on the BBC Music Sound of 2018 longlist)
  • Years & Years
  • Yxng Bane


Twenty on year-old Norwegian pop singer Sigrid was voted 2018’s winner of the coveted BBC Music Sound Of and has had a rapid rise to acclaim since first making music four years ago, with her debut single Don't Kill My Vibe premiering on Radio 1 in February 2017 when it was named Hottest Record In The World.

Radio 1 has already supported the performing artists, and BBC Music Sound of 2018 Live will provide an additional platform to showcase the new talent to the station’s young listeners.

Annie Mac says: “Sound Of 2018 Live is one of the first opportunities to see and hear some of the most exciting new artists in 2018. There is a performer on this line-up for everyone and I’m really looking forward to having them all perform at Maida Vale live on the show. Having the brilliant returning winners Years & Years on the line-up is an added bonus!”

Pale Waves say: “We’re really excited to be a part of the gig celebrating the BBC Sound of 2018. It's an honour to be included in the list, and will be a great start to the year for us!”

Sigrid says: “I’m very excited to perform at the prestigious Maida Vale Studios alongside some great artists. Can’t Wait!”

Yxng Bane says: “Thank you Radio 1! Absolute pleasure to celebrate BBC Sound Of by performing alongside other fresh talent! Blessings on everyone who's supporting the boy this far, 2018 working harder for everyone!”

Ticket registration opens at 8pm Monday 15 January 2018 and closes at 8pm Thursday 18 January 2018.

Notes to Editors
BBC Music Sound of 2018 Live replaces Radio 1’s Future Festival - the go-to show for hearing the most exciting new artists tipped for big things in the coming year.

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the BBC Music Sound Of list has a track history of predicting who are going to be the next big thing because it is chosen by some of the most influential people at the heart of their respective musical genres. This year’s selected panel of over 170 experts included representatives from the likes of VICE, Q Magazine and Billboard; international music festivals such as SXSW (USA), Primavera (Spain) and Belsonic (N. Ireland) as well as DJs from Dermot O’Leary to Charlie Sloth and Clara Amfo to Yasser

January 17, 2018 11:10am by BBC Radio 1  

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