Urban music stars are a fabulously lethal combination for Leeds

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Urban music fans were today given details of star names booked for a concert in Leeds that promises to be extra special.


The city’s First Direct Arena was confirmed last month as the venue for this year’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Live event.

Now organisers have revealed that the line-up for October 17’s music spectacular will include the likes of Lethal Bizzle, Krept & Konan and Flo Rida.

Also on the bill are Miguel, Natalie La Rose, Stormzy and Kid Ink – with further acts still to be announced.

BBC Radio 1Xtra music manager Austin Daboh said: “To be able to bring this level of national and international talent to a local audience is what 1Xtra Live is all about.

“The line-up is amazing and with a crowd like Leeds, it’s set to be one of the hottest nights of the year.”

But it’s not just the people behind the show who are counting down the days to their visit to Leeds.

Speaking about the date, Flo Rida said: “To all my fans in the UK, I look forward to performing for you on October 17.

“My fans in the UK are great. I had the pleasure of performing before 100,000 recently and can’t wait to perform at 1Xtra Live for the BBC.”

Natalie La Rose, meanwhile, said: “I’m super excited to perform at the 1Xtra event because it’s going to be my first big live performance in the UK, so I really can’t wait. 1Xtra get ready!”

More BBC Radio 1Xtra Live acts are due to be announced in the next few weeks along with ticket information.

The build-up to the show will also see a month-long outreach programme of more than 30 events – including practical workshops and networking meetings – being staged for 15 to 24-year-olds in Leeds and Bradford.