Rick Ross has been confirmed as the headliner of this year’s BBC 1Xtra Live showcase in Birmingham.

Revealed by Twin B and Yasmin Evans on 1Xtra Breakfast this morning (October 14), the US rapper will appear at the city’s National Indoor Arena (NIA) on November 15, headlining a bill that also includes Krept & Konan, Fuse ODG, Boy Better Know, Jess Glynne, Lethal Bizzle, Sigma and Tinashe.

1Xtra Breakfast co-host Twin B said: “It’s amazing to see 1Xtra Live become an important event in the music calendar.

“It’s a celebration for us of artists we’ve supported from day dot and a chance for us to see the faces of our beautiful listeners, let’s party!”

The 1Xtra DJ family will be in attendance in the arena whilst the show will be simulcast live on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra between6-11pm and hosted by 1Xtra’s MistaJam and DJ Target. They will be bringing listeners the best of the live performances plus exclusive interviews from the artists on the bill. In addition, Trevor Nelson and A.Dot will present a wrap-up show from 11pm-midnight where they reflect on the evening.

It will be available to watch on the Red Button and will be streamed on the 1Xtra site from 7pm-midnight. The coverage is hosted by the best looking fat man in the universe, 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth, and 1Xtra Breakfast’s Yasmin Evans giving the audience the opportunity to enjoy the show from wherever they are.


Just over 10,000 tickets will go on sale at 6pm on Thursday 23rd October and will be available to buy via the BBC 1Xtra Live website. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and will cost £10 plus booking fees.

A maximum of 4 tickets per person, with a limit of 2 transactions per card applies for BBC Radio 1 1Xtra Live 2014. You have to be over sixteen to attend the event, full terms and conditions are available on the 1Xtra website.

Earlier this month BBC Radio 1Xtra announced its 1Xtra Live: The Sessions outreach project for November in Birmingham.

The project includes workshops and sessions with stars such as Sarah-Jane Crawford interacting with the local community.