Stormzy Announced for 1Xtra Live in Liverpool
BBC Radio 1Xtra today announced the line-up for 1Xtra Live in Liverpool - the station’s annual flagship event – which is set to take place on Saturday 8th October at Liverpool echo Arena. Taking to the stage this year will be:
Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family including Charlie Sloth, A.Dot, Yasmin Evans and DJ Target, the event has an unrivalled reputation for bringing some of the biggest UK and international names to one stage with the likes of Miguel, Flo Rida and Krept & Konan descending on Leeds last year.
The event – which is now open to all ages – promises to bigger and better with a brand new set up including two stages, a standing audience and one more special guest to be announced. Tickets for 1Xtra Live will go on sale on Monday 5th September at 6pm in Charlie’s Sloth’s show on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s website (bbc.co.uk/1xtra).
Stormzy says: "Honoured to headline this years 1Xtra Live in Liverpool, can't wait to see you all on October 8th."
Sean Paul says: "Had an amazing time at the first 1Xtra Live I did a couple of years ago. The crowd were nuts and I love shows like that. Mad crazy vibes. Looking forward to doing it all again this year. Dopeness!
Charlie Sloth, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ says: “1Xtra Live is the biggest urban live event in the country where we get to see some of the most exciting and credible talent play the main stage, and this year is even more special as it’s at the Echo Arena - one of the best Arena’s in the country – and my spiritual home.”
Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes, Radio 1 & 1Xtra says: “I’m absolutely delighted that 1Xtra is bringing such a fresh line up to the truly musical city of Liverpool. I’m particularly excited that we have Damian Marley, Giggs and Stormzy headlining 1Xtra’s flagship live event.”
Twin B and Yasmin Evans will be covering all of the live build-up from 4 - 7pm on 1Xtra, with MistaJam taking over from 7 - 8pm on Radio 1 & 1Xtra, followed by the live show from 8-11pm, hosted by 1Xtra DJs including A.Dot and Charlie Sloth. The show will also be live streamed on 1Xtra’s website (bbc.co.uk/1xtra) and BBC Radio 1’s iPlayer channel and highlights will be available on YouTube and via BBC iPlayer.
In the lead up to the event, 1Xtra will also be bringing its Street Studio to Liverpool, giving any local MC’s the chance to spit some bars, with the best having the chance to make their way on air, as well as DJ Target presenting his Homegrown show from BBC Merseyside on Sunday 2nd October.
In the run up to 1Xtra Live, 1Xtra Outreach and Liverpool International Music Festival's LIMF Academy will present an exciting programme of free music industry-focused events across the city. This exciting collaboration will offer music & media industry insights and unique experiences to local young people, and opportunities for work alongside the team at 1Xtra live itself. 1Xtra presenters involved in these events include A.Dot, Yasmin Evans, Charlie Sloth, Target, Mistajam and Jamz Supernova, covering topics like ‘Music Biz 101’, From Flyers to Fame: Putting on your own event’, ‘Get in’ with BBC Academy, showcases, music masterclasses and demo sessions. More details and ticketing information will be available at bbc.co.uk/1Xtra and www.limfestival.com/academy1xtra/ soon.