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Lethal Bizzle, Krept & Konan, Flo Rida and Natalie La Rose announced for BBC Radio 1Xtra Live in Leeds

BBC Radio 1Xtra has abnnounced Lethal Bizzle, Krept & Konan, Flo Rida, Miguel, Natalie La Rose,  Stormzy and Kid Ink as part of the line-up for 2015’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Live in Leeds – the station’s annual flagship event which sees some of the hottest acts on the urban music scene take to the stage for one night only.

This huge line-up, along with further acts still to be announced, will hit the stage at the First Direct Arena, Leeds on Saturday 17th October and represents some of the best UK and international acts currently championed by 1Xtra.

Lethal Bizzle is part of the line up

Lethal Bizzle is part of the line up

The event, which has an unrivalled reputation for bringing people together to share live urban music, will be hosted by Radio 1Xtra DJs.

Ace and A.Dot will be covering all of the build-up live from 4-6.30pm, with MistaJam and Target presenting a live show backstage from 6.30-11.30pm. The show will also be live on Red Button, streamed on 1Xtra’s website (bbc.co.uk/1xtra) and highlights will be available on YouTube and via BBC iPlayer.

To warm up for the event, Radio 1Xtra will also be putting on an ambitious outreach project of over 30 events in 30 days for 15-24 year-olds in Leeds and Bradford. The programme, that will run from 15 September to 17 October will be created specifically for the young people in the cities, and will include a range of Q&A’s, practical workshops, networking events and work experience opportunities, with insights from 1Xtra DJs and staff, artists and music industry professionals.

Flo Rida says: “To all my fans in the UK, I look forward to performing for you on October 17th.  My fans in the UK are great. I had the pleasure of performing before 100,000 recently and can’t wait to perform at 1Xtra Live for the BBC.”

Natalie La Rose says: “I’m super excited to perform at the 1Xtra event because it’s going to be my first big live performance in the

Stormzy will be performing

Stormzy will be performing

UK, so I really can’t wait. 1Xtra get ready!”

Austin Daboh, BBC Radio 1Xtra Music Manager says: “To be able to bring this level of national and international talent to a local audience is what 1Xtra Live is all about. The line-up is amazing and with a crowd like Leeds, it’s set to be one of the hottest nights of the year.”

Further details about 1Xtra Live, including ticketing information will be revealed in the coming weeks.

BBC Radio 1Xtra Live heading to Leeds this October

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BBC Radio 1Xtra annual flagship event BBC Radio 1Xtra Live will be heading to Leeds for one of the biggest nights of the year on Saturday 17th October.

Hosted by Radio 1Xtra DJs, the event, which has an unrivalled reputation for bringing people together to share live urban music, will be held at First Direct Arena, Leeds and will feature performances from some of the best UK and international acts currently championed by 1Xtra.

1Xtra Live, now in its eighth year, follows on from the success of 2014’s event which saw the likes of Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Krept & Konan, Fuse ODG, Boy Better Know, Jess Glynne, Lethal Bizzle, Sigma and Tinashe hitting Birmingham.

The news follows 1Xtra’s Grime Symphony Prom that took place on 12th August – a celebration of the thriving urban music scene that saw rappers including Wretch 32, Stormzy, Krept & Konan and Lethal Bizzle perform at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest.

Further information about 1Xtra Live 2015, including the full line-up and ticketing information will be announced on 1Xtra in the coming month.