BBC Radio 1 Xtra Live BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and tonight comes to Manchester Arena with an amazing line-up featuring Travis Scott, French Montana, J Hus, Bugzy Malone, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Not3s, Bryson Tiller and a couple of special guests. The event is being hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family featuring Yasmin Evans, Charlie Sloth, DJ Target, and Mista Jam, getting everyone excited for the artist performances.


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Lady Leshurr Melesha O’Garro, or as you’ll know her best: ‘Lady Leshurr’ bought down the house at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on Thursday night.


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Wiley Tonight’s headliner Wiley had a share of the spotlight back in the noughties, with a few crossover hits- most memorably ‘Wearing My Rolex’- but tonight he forgoes older songs to focus his new album, ‘Godfather’. It makes sense; this new era of mainstream grime is not filtered for pop radio as it was in the mid-00s, but is more intense, more direct and more, well, grime.


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Skepta Skepta has had a rollercoaster of a year so far! From releasing his latest album Konnichiwa, which became Grime’s highest charting album, to winning this year’s Mercury Prize, to even having Beyoncé dancing to his beat at Wembley, amongst it all. A Grime artist who has helped propel the genre back into the spotlight lately, tonight finds Skepta at a sold-out Alexandra Palace, to perform his biggest show to date!


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The Big Reunion 2016 The Gig Junkies team descended on the bright lights and slot machines of Skegness Butlin's in the first of its two back-to -back Big Reunion weekends. Starting sixteen years ago as a reunion party for those who had attended the notorious club 18-30 holidays to catch up and rekindle holiday vibes, the hot sweaty romances of the summer created one of the UK's biggest winter music festivals. Whilst Club 18-30 still play a big part within the festival, the festival has also opened its doors to the general public.


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MADE Birmingham It’s Saturday July 30th and there’s a massive rave happening in Birmingham’s Digbeth Triangle, and it’s only midday; but you’ve guest it, it’s MADE Birmingham weekend and it’s SOLD OUT!


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Skepta As Skepta takes to his stage his new album ‘Konnichiwa’ is the mid week leader in the race for number 1 in the UK charts fighting off competition from Beyoncé, Prince and Radiohead’s new offering.


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Castrovalva Ho ho ho. Whilst Christmas may mean carols, hymns, X Factor nonsense and Cliff singing about ickle baby Jesus to most of the population happily some people are still fighting the good fight, musically speaking at least. So a Santa’s sack full of respect to Distorted Tapes / Rhi Lee for putting together four bands that well and truly stuff most of the musical turkeys around at this time of year. Not Cliff obviously. Cliff is God. No... really... he actually is... a tramp outside Wetherspoons told me.


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Tinie Tempah Sweeeet was the level of energy that hit the room when Tinie Tempah began with the intro from his album Disc-Overy. It was like a lyrical machine gun blasted the crowd as every person in the room, arms raised, jumped to the base line. It was a perfect start to his gig, the room was pumped. You could feel the love when he began Wonderman and each raised pair of hands in the room swiftly made the W sign. Everything was going great..


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Tinie Tempah In just under a year Tinie Tempah has become a force to be reckoned with on the UK’s urban scene. He’s released three singles (all top five) with two of them reaching the number one spot. When we approached the venue, we thought the concert had been pushed back to another day, because Tinie Tempah’s fans didn’t look like your stereotypical ‘grime’ scene fans. In-fact they looked a lot like indie fans, but this is the beauty of Tinie Tempah’s music as it has a crossover appeal, that transcends many genres of music.


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