BBC Radio 1Xtra to host live Birmingham broadcast tonight to celebrate city’s music scene
BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target will broadcast his entire show live from Birmingham tonight, celebrating local talent and getting to know more about the city’s unique and growing music scene.
BBC Radio 1Xtra will connect with artists and DJs in the area and speak to special guests, including Birmingham FC footballer Troy Deeney, about the rising prominence of the region in the UK’s music scene, as well as the success already seen by local artists such as Lady Leshurr, Millionz and Mist.
Lady Leshurr will also join DJ Target this evening and personally select a track from an undiscovered Birmingham-born artist to play on air.
The special show is part of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s UK Touchdown Tour which will see the station touchdown in a total of 22 different cities across April including; Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton, Edinburgh, and Liverpool.
For each show, BBC Radio 1Xtra will source tracks using BBC Music Introducing’s extensive network of local Introducing shows and feature the music of undiscovered artists from the city.
The local artists featured in tonight’s show include: Ashley Zeal, Elijah Yo, Cariss Auburn, Swifty and Mayday.
DJ Target says: “I’m so excited to take the Touchdown Tour to Birmingham. At 1Xtra, we’re all about finding and supporting the best new talent wherever they are in the UK and there are some incredible artists coming up in Birmingham’s scene right now.
“This tour is an amazing way for us to connect with the region and shine a spotlight on Birmingham. Make sure you tune in tonight!”