What is 1Xtra Live?
1Xtra Live is a four-day celebration of the best in live RnB and Hip Hop, visiting four arena venues around the country.
1Xtra Live returns in 2013 with a stellar line up, and you could be there! We're going to Bournemouth, London, Liverpool and Leeds, and tickets will be available from this Friday 13th September at 9am.
The history of 1Xtra Live
1Xtra Live started in 2008 with a fantastic event in Coventry with Jay Sean, Akon and a little known artist called Kelly Rowland!
The following year, we travelled up north to Sheffield with Dizzee Rascal and JLS - before 2010’s massive extravaganza at Wembley Arena with Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz and loads more.
Then in 2011 things cranked up to a new level when we took the show out on the road visiting 4 UK cities with a line-up that boasted Jessie J, Miss Dynamite, Wretch 32, Nero, and Labrinth to name a few.
Last year, the 2012 tour took us to London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, with the beautiful Ms Alicia Keys, Plan B, Rita Ora, and Trey Songz.
For those of you that don't know, BBC Radio 1Xtra is a digital radio station dedicated to playing the best in contemporary hip hop and RnB, with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists. From hip hop to RnB, incorporating drum & bass, UKG and dancehall, 1Xtra blends the best music with entertainment, documentaries and news.
Launched in 2002, 1Xtra boasts a range of world class music DJ's including Trevor Nelson, Twin B, Charlie Sloth, and Mistajam. BBC Radio 1Xtra is available on DAB Digital Radio, TV, mobile, online and the new BBC iPlayer Radio App.