The BBCâ€™s black music digital station, BBC Radio 1Xtra, has secured an incredible line up of highly acclaimed UK music artists, including Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean and JLS for its flagship live music event – 1Xtra Live.
The event, which takes place at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday 28th November, will see the artists performing across two stages in front of up to 12,000 people, making it the biggest standalone event in the stationâ€™s history.
The event was announced in Trevor Nelsonâ€™s Radio 1 and 1Xtra simulcast show on Saturday 24th October.
Speaking on the show, Dizzee said: â€œIâ€™m looking forward to 1Xtra Live. I made some of my first album in Sheffield. Itâ€™s going to be good. Big up everybody who will be coming down!â€
The event is to be co-hosted by Trevor Nelson and Mistajam while Tim Westwood will be tearing down the house as DJ for the night.
1Xtra Live will broadcast on a special simulcast show on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, presented by Trevor and Mistajam. Ace and Vis will be in the crowd speaking to the audience while Max gets all the gossip from backstage.
Trevor Nelson says: â€œ1Xtra Live will without doubt be the hottest home grown gig, with no less than five acts who have had number one hits in the last couple of years. Itâ€™s going to be 1Xtraâ€™s biggest gig to date.â€
Highlights of the event will also transmit in a special 30 minute programme on BBC Three, presented by Radio 1â€™s Reggie Yates.
Tickets are free and will be limited to two per person. They will be available to personal callers at the Sheffield Arena box office from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 1st November. They will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
Additionally tickets will be made available nationally online from 10am on Monday 2nd November. For further details go to www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra
Further artists will be announced over the coming weeks. For further details visit the 1Xtra website â€“ www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra
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