BBC Radio 1Xtra Live 2013 announces line-up and locations
BBC Radio 1Xtra Live is back for its 6th year, bringing four UK cities a night of the best urban dance music and the biggest artists of the moment.
As announced by Twin B and Yasmin Evans on the Radio 1Xtra Breakfast show this week, 1Xtra Live will be visiting Bournemouth on Monday 7 October; Hammersmith, London on Tuesday 8 October; Liverpool on Wednesday 9 October; and Leeds on Thursday 10 October.
The tour kicks off at the Bournemouth International Centre where electronic music producer Sub Focus will headline the first day and he will be joined by Chase & Status (DJ set) as well as Digital Soundboy, Friction & Friends and Katy B. #bigupBournemouth
The action then moves to London’s Hammersmith Apollo where dancehall king Sean Paul will headline with Naughty Boy, Angel Haze, 2 Chainz and Fuse ODG also performing across the 2nd night of 1Xtra Live.#bigupHammersmith
Liverpool Echo arena will see superstar Robin Thicke headline the third day of the tour where he will play his smash hit 'Blurred Lines'. Nelly, Iggy Azalea and John Newman will also perform alongside Robin for a night of brilliant urban music. #bigupLiverpool
The tour goes out with a bang in Leeds Arena where Rudimental will headline with a live set and Azealia Banks, Chronixx, Stylo G and Wretch 32 will join them for our final night of 1Xtra Live. #bigupLeeds
Hosted by Radio 1Xtra DJ Mistajam, there will also be DJ sets and appearances across the four days from the whole Radio 1Xtra family including Twin B and Yasmin, Target, Nihal, Crissy Criss, Cameo, Semtex, CJ Beatz, Edu, Trevor Nelson, Benji B, Toddla T, Seani B and Robbo Ranx.
Each event will be simulcast live on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra and broadcast on BBC Red Button, online and on mobile every evening from 7pm to 12midnight.
Ticket sales open from 9am on Friday 13 September and tickets will cost £10 per person plus a booking fee and are limited to four per person. For full terms and conditions go to bbc.co.uk/1xtra.
Twin B, Co-presenter of the Radio 1Xtra Breakfast show says: “I can’t wait for 1Xtra to get out on the road in front of the people who love and support the music as much as we do.”
Yasmin Evans, co-presenter of the Radio 1Xtra Breakfast show, says: “It will be my second year at 1Xtra Live and it's so wicked to have the whole family of DJs together for the shows. The best of all is that you get a chance to see the audience. I love their reactions, they go crazy! I know a few of the artists have some VERY special performances up their sleeves. Chase & Status always put on a good show and it's also nice to have big names from overseas like Robin Thicke and Azealia Banks on the same tour as UK artists like Naughty Boy and Wretch 32.”
Ben Cooper, Controller of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, says: “1Xtra Live is fantastic - whether you listen to it on the radio or watch it online, you’ll want to share that passion and energy of live music with your friends.”
The full line-up is:
Monday 7 October – BIC Bournemouth
CHASE & STATUS
FRICTION & FRIENDS
Tuesday 8 October – London Hammersmith Apollo
Wednesday 9 October – Liverpool Echo Arena
Thursday 10 October – Leeds Arena