BBC Radio Asian Network has announced the line-up for Asian Network Live in Birmingham.
The event takes place at the Birmingham Arena on Saturday 10th March and will be hosted by Asian Network DJs including breakfast show host Harpz Kaur. The event represents the best in Asian music as championed by the station.
Artists include Derby born and Bhangra artist ‘Gabru Panjab Da’ JK, Birmingham duo Lotto Boyzz who were tipped for success on 1Xtra’s ‘Hot For 2018’ list and also from Birmingham, Grime MC Jaykae, who has recently collaborated with Skepta and Mike Skinner.
Guru Randhawa will be making an exclusive UK performance, Punjabi vocalist Jasmine Sandlas will return for a second year and Jenny Johal and Imran Khan will perform some of their biggest tracks. Other international artists include New York’s Adam Saleh who will be joined by frequent collaborator Faydee from Sydney to perform their hits.
Now in its third year, the network’s annual music event will be hosted outside of London for the first time. Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, says: “It’s fantastic that the BBC can bring the energy and excitement of the Asian Network Live concert to Birmingham this year – listen to the station to hear all about the great artists and how you can be there enjoying it all.”
Asian Network Live will be triplecast across Asian Network, Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Asian Network will be covering all of the live build-up from 6pm hosted by Yasser, followed by the live show from 8.00pm -11pm which will also be broadcast across Radio 1 and 1Xtra. The show will also be live streamed on Asian Network’s website and BBC iPlayer, with highlights available on Asian Network’s YouTube channel, BBC iPlayer and Red Button.