1Xtra’s DJ Target and Remi Burgz to host official Commonwealth Games Closing Party in Birmingham

BBC Radio 1Xtra is releasing tickets for the official Commonwealth Games closing party as it announces a musical line-up featuring some of Birmingham’s best homegrown talent.

The 1Xtra x Introducing Birmingham Showcase will take place at The Mill on Sunday 7 August as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Local artists confirmed to perform on the night are Jaykae (Headliner), Miss LaFamilia, Dapz on the Map, Yatez, Nineteen97 and DJ Silk.

BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Target and Remi Burgz will host the event alongside other presenters from the station for a night of live performances and exclusive DJ sets to close out this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Tickets go on sale tonight at 7pm Eventim.

BBC Radio 1Xtra will also broadcast live from Birmingham throughout the Games with eight special shows scheduled to air from the Mailbox:

  • Thursday 28th July – Remi Burgz
  • Friday 29th July – Kenny Allstar
  • Saturday 30th July – Lady Leshurr
  • Sunday 31st July – DJ Ace

Birmingham’s Lady Leshurr, who has been one of the official faces for this year’s Commonwealth Games, will broadcast 1Xtra’s drive-time show live from Birmingham throughout the following week (Monday – Thursday 4-7pm), and will host some special guest Athletes competing in this year’s Games.

Headliner, Jaykae said: “I’m gassed to be headlining BBC 1Xtra and BBC Introducing’s closing party for the Commonwealth Games. 1Xtra have always supported my music & career over the years. The show will be a shutdown and I’m proud to be a part of closing the games out in my hometown!”

Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Faron McKenzie, said: “Coming from Birmingham myself I know how special it is to be hosting this year’s Commonwealth Games – giving us an chance to showcase our amazing city on a world stage.

“I feel so proud that 1Xtra will support that by hosting the official closing party and will we use it as an opportunity to shine the biggest spotlight on the incredible musical talent coming out of Birmingham. Make sure you get yourself a ticket – you don’t want to miss this!”



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