BBC Radio 1Xtra to host flagship event in Leeds

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, is now in its eighth year, with the Leeds event following on from the success of 2014�s which saw the likes of Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Krept & Konan, Fuse ODG, Boy Better Know, Jess Glynne, Lethal Bizzle, Sigma and Tinashe take to the stage in Birmingham.

Ben Cooper, Controller, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra said: �I can�t wait to take the energy and excitement of the Royal Albert Hall to Leeds, where 1Xtra will showcase the best new and British urban music at our biggest event of the year.�

Charlie Sloth, 1Xtra DJ added: �I�m lucky enough to go to some of the greatest shows around the world as a superstar DJ but there is one event in the calendar that always excites me more than most and that�s 1Xtra Live. An event where you get to see the cr�me de la cr�me of urban talent all under one roof, at one of the most energetic, authentic live events of the year � sick cuz.�

1Xtra Live takes place on Saturday 17th October.