Mickey Singh, Jasmine Sandlas and B Young to perform at Asian Network Live 2019
BBC Asian Network has revealed the line-up for Asian Network Live 2019, the station’s flagship live music event. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 2 March at Arena Birmingham
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The line-up was announced on The Asian Network Breakfast Show with Harpz Kaur. Performing on the night will be (in alphabetical order):
Now in its fourth year, Asian Network Live 2019 will see some of the hottest acts on the British Asian and global music scenes come together for one night only. Hosted by Harpz and the Asian Network DJ family, the event is the highlight of the Asian music calendar.
Mickey Singh says: “I have been looking forward to performing in the UK for a very long time as it is the birthplace of the urban desi sound. My team and I wanted to make sure my first UK performance was done right, from the calibre of show to making sure my music connected. I am extremely excited to be performing for the first time ever in the UK at BBC Asian Network Live. I plan on bringing everything I have!”
Jasmine Sandlas says: “I’m so thrilled to come back to the UK - I’ve had the best experience when I’ve performed at BBC Asian Network Live before. Come watch me live on 2 March and see how magical the night is. I might even perform tracks from my album for the first time ever!”
B Young says: “I’ve had support from the Asian Network from the beginning so it’s a pleasure to be a part of Asian Network Live this year. I’m excited to have the opportunity to shut it down on 2 March at Arena Birmingham so make sure you’re there!”
Jaz Dhami says: “For me, coming to perform at Asian Network Live in Birmingham ten years on from when my career began is like a homecoming. BBC Asian Network has played an enormous part in my growth as an artist and I feel like this is going to be another milestone moment. I performed at the very first Asian Network Live and the energy was amazing then… but I'm pretty sure my hometown is going to be insane! As a thank you to the Asian Network and my loyal UK fans, I'm going to perform a fresh new vibe - one of the best songs I've ever made. 2019 is going to be a big year for me and Asian Network Live is going to be at the centre of it.”
Harpz Kaur says: “Asian Network Live 2019 is going to be a mad one! I look forward to this event every year. It’s the fourth one running and if you thought we already set the bar, wait till you see this one. I mean, we’re bringing Mickey Singh to the UK for the very first time! I’m a huge fan of his work and to have him on our stage is going to be epic. Birmingham Arena, 2 March - there’s no better place to be.”
Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, says: “Asian Network Live is an amazing event, full of incredible energy and exciting new talent, as we bring the best of the UK and the world to Birmingham.”
The event is open to listeners aged 16+ and tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 16 January at 8am. For more information about tickets visit bbc.co.uk/asiannetworklive
Those without tickets can tune into the live build-up from 6pm on Wednesday 2 March on Asian Network. The show will take place from 8-11pm and will be broadcast live on Asian Network and Radio 1. All the action can be heard live and on demand on BBC Sounds.
The show will also be live streamed on the Asian Network website and on BBC iPlayer, with highlights available later on Red Button and on Asian Network’s YouTube channel.
In the lead up to Asian Network Live, the station will host a number of outreach activities across the West Midlands. From Monday 11 February, Asian Network will be hosting a number of Student Union takeovers at universities across the region, while the Inspire ME (Motivation & Empower) Tour will visit ten local schools. The tour aims to motivate and empower young people aged 12-18 by sharing stories and advice from role models from their community. Artists, actors, influencers, entrepreneurs and Asian Network DJs will help to run sessions on the theme of Careers and Culture.
In 2018, inspired by both hip hop and Asian beats, he collaborated with Juggy D and ZieZie for Asian Network’s Legalised Project where he led the reimagining of Panjabi MC’s Mundian To Bach Ke.
Manni Sandhu with Gurj Sidhu
2018 saw him work with Gurj Sidhu to reimagine Punjabi MC’s Challa Part 2. They’ll take to the stage together at Asian Network Live to showcase new material alongside the hits.
Source BBC Radio 1
January 16, 2019 6:47am ET by BBC Radio 1