1Xtra Live returns to Liverpool and these 5 local acts should be on the bill

BBC Radio 1Xtra today announced that the station’s annual flagship event 1Xtra Live will be coming to Liverpool on Saturday 8th October, bringing with them the hottest line-up in urban music.

Last year, the likes of Tinie Tempah, Miguel, Stormzy and Natalie La Rose descended on Leeds for a night of massive performances. Now in its ninth year, 1Xtra Live will bring some of the hottest names on the music scene to Echo Arena Liverpool for 1Xtra’s biggest night of the year.

It’s not the first time 1Xtra has brought it’s live show to Liverpool with Plan B, Labrinth & Rudimental all taking to the Echo Arena stage back in 2012, and Robin Thicke, Nelly, John Newman & Iggy Azalea all here in 2013.

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A.Dot, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ says: “This year has been a big year for urban music and with a crowd like Liverpool, 1Xtra Live is set to be one of the biggest nights of the year.”

Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra says: “The energy and excitement of ten thousand fans, the hottest UK artists and the biggest international acts, will make 1Xtra Live one of the best gigs of the year. We know there is a massive appetite for new music in Liverpool so we knew we had to bring our biggest event to the city.”

Further information about 1Xtra Live 2016, including the full line-up and ticketing information will be announced on 1Xtra in the coming months.

In the mean time though here are 5 local urban artsist that we think would fit the 1Xtra bill perfectly…

 

MIC Lowry…

 

Taya

 

Jalen N’ Gonda

 

Xam Volo

 

Sub Blue

 

 

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