announced its broadcast plans throughout August 2004 which will include
three live and exclusive Dancehall concerts through each weekend in
August leading up to Carnival, plus a string of broadcasts during the
40th Notting Hill Carnival 2004.
The activity will highlight 1Xtra's commitment to live
broadcasting and constitutes an unprecedented coverage of the Notting
Hill Carnival, giving listeners the chance to experience the action
from across the UK.
Dancehall In August
1Xtra has recorded some of the very best reggae dancehall from around
the world and will broadcast it exclusively to listeners across three
weekends in August on 1Xtra Live.
The broadcasts will include a concert from Sanchez,
also Summer Jam, the biggest reggae festival in Europe live from
Germany and hosted by 1Xtra's Viper G from Silver Star who is
joined by huge acts like Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel and Bounty Killer.
The final Dancehall in August broadcast will be the
VP 25th Anniversary Concert hosted by Seani B live from
Miami with Elephant Man, Beres Hammond, Capleton and Sizzla amongst
1Xtra at 40th Notting Hill Carnival 2004
1Xtra returns to Notting Hill Carnival for the second year to broadcast
live from Europe's biggest street carnival from Sunday 29 to Monday
Over carnival weekend, 1Xtra's stellar DJs Machel
Montano and DJ Slic (the hosts of Sunday night's Sounds Of
Soca - the UK's only nationwide soca show), Rampage (breakfast
show), G Money & Nesha (new drivetime show), Letitia SD
(new weekend afternoon show) and Seani B will all be broadcasting
live from the heart of the action.
Highlights of the weekend include a huge pre-carnival soca concert hosted
by 1Xtra DJ - and Trinidad's own answer to P Diddy - Machel Montano.
The night (recorded on Friday 27 August) will be held
at the Forum, Kentish Town, London and broadcast on 1Xtra Live on Saturday
Machel is joined on-stage by his Xtatik Road Marching
Band and soca superstars Destra Garcia, Maximus Dan,
Shal Marshal, Timmy plus special surprise guests.
Then comes the (off-air, Friday 27 August, 2.00-6.00am)
after-party from SE One Club in London.
The party will have two rooms of music from the PoisonUK
DJ Crew providing the soca and 1Xtra's Seani B and Manny Norte mixing
it up in the alternative room.
This will be the biggest soca show ever to be put on
and broadcast in the UK to date.
On Monday 30 August, 1Xtra will host one of the three PoisonUK
soca floats, Machel Montano will design and headline the 1Xtra
float, joining him will be guests including Maximus Dan, Timmy and KMC,
all alongside some of the most extravagant costumes of this year's carnival.
Also the '10 Year Carnival Veterans', Rampage,
will be broadcasting from their Rampage Soundsystem tower which will
once again be at the centre of the carnival route.
Meanwhile 1Xtra will set-up a radio studio from a secret
location in the area for an exclusive inviteonly carnival party
and eight hour broadcast.
In addition, 1Xtra's Carnival website will be the one point-of-contact
for Notting Hill Carnival across the entire BBC and will have tons of
Throughout the day on Monday 30 August, 1Xtra will
deliver news and vox pops beamed in from five locations that circle
the entire carnival site, 1Xtra's news reporters will be going into
and out of carnival and reporting back to the station.
August 2004 will herald the second year that 1Xtra has been on-air,
listeners can expect some unrivalled live music to take them through
summers hottest month.
Saturday 7 August
(1Xtra Live from NIA in Birmingham, recorded on 18 July)
Sanchez In Symphony - supported by Lukie D and Lloyd
Brown, presented by 1Xtra's Robbo Ranx
Saturday 14 August
(1Xtra Live from Cologne, Germany, recorded on 3-4 July)
Summer Jam - Viper G from Silver Star presents Europe's
biggest reggae festival with three stages hosting
acts such as Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Luciano,
TOK, Beenie Man and more
Saturday 21 August
(1Xtra Live from Miami, recorded on 30 May)
VP Records 25th Anniversary - Seani B celebrates reggae's
biggest and most influential label's 25th birthday in
with Elephant Man, Beres Hammond, Capleton, Sizzla,
Griffiths and more
Saturday 28 August
(1Xtra Live The Alternative Concept Concert from
The Forum, Kentish Town, London)
Pre- Carnival Concert hosted by Machel Montano and Xtatik
Road Marching Band. Featuring Destra Garcia, Maximus
Dan, Shal Marshal, Timmy plus special surprise
guests. DJs on the night will be 1Xtra's DJ Slic,
Jugglers Sound System from Trinidad and the PoisonUK
Sunday 29 August
(Sounds Of Soca with Machel & Slic)
Machel Montano and DJ Slic bring you the best from the
world right now, also highlights from The Forum's soca
concert on Friday 27 August
Monday 30 August
(Live from a secret location at
the heart of Carnival)
G Money & Nesha
G Money and Seani B
G Money, Letitia SD, Rampage
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