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BBC Radio 1Xtra Live

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In the year in which BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrates its 15th anniversary, 1Xtra Live in Manchester promises to bring the best in UK and international black and urban music to the biggest ever audience. As ever, the event will be hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family. 


Those aged 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ in order to attend this event.

Children aged 14 and under will not be permitted in the standing area of the venue (the floor) for this event so must select seated tickets at time of purchase.

Those aged 15 & 16 will only be permitted to enter the standing area (the floor) when accompanied by an adult aged 18+.

You may be required to provide photographic ID in the form of a passport or driving licence.

The venue operates a Check 25 policy so if you look under 25 please bring photographic ID or you may be refused the purchase of alcohol at the venue bars.


BBC Radio 1Xtra announced the line-up for this year’s 1Xtra Live. The station’s annual flagship event will take place at Manchester Arena on Saturday 11th November.

Performing at 1Xtra Live in 2017 will be:

Travis Scott

Bryson Tiller

Bugzy Malone


J Hus


Stefflon Don

More names will be announced in the coming weeks.

Over the years, 1Xtra Live has built a reputation for bringing some of the hottest acts on the urban music scene to one stage in cities across the UK, with artists including Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy, Alicia Keys, Craig David, Chase & Status, Giggs, Kano, Sean Paul, Tinie Tempah, Wiley and Wretch 32 all having performed at previous events.

J Hus says: “Looking forward to 1Xtra Live. Can’t wait to see you all, going to be a shut down.”

Bugzy Malone says: “I can't wait to perform at 1Xtra Live in November. It's my home city, so it means even more to me. Manchester has gone through so much this year, so it's great that we have a huge concert to look forward too and it's just around the corner from my house.”

Not3s says: "I'm extremely gassed about vybzing on BBC 1Xtra Live in Manchester and I can't wait for you all to rock with me and witness the special moment.” 

Stefflon Don says: “I'm really looking forward to playing at 1Xtra Live this year!!! They have been huge supporters from the start and I'm grateful for all they have done. Make sure you are there – it’s gonna be littt!!!”

Donae’o says: "Yo, I’m so gassed about 1Xtra Live this year, it's mad. I feel like me and 1Xtra always have the first time moments together. I performed at the first one and now with all the success I'm back again and can’t wait to perform in Manchester. I love performing up north, they know how to party and 1Xtra always knows how to throw a good party." 

A.Dot, Radio 1Xtra’s breakfast show host, says: “I'm so excited for the biggest night of the year to touch down in Manchester. There is no party quite like a 1Xtra party and I can't wait for another incredible event.”

All tickets are subject to a booking fee and venue facility fee of £1.20 per ticket. The venue facility fee covers the increased property rates introduced by central government in 2017 and the extensive security measures added for public safety. 


Show Times:

Doors: 17.30

Show Starts: 19.00


Further enhanced security checks have been put in place to provide reassurance and confidence and we advise you to arrive in plenty of time to pass through these additional security checks.

Get Social!

BBC Radio 1Xtra Live

  • Sat 11 November
  • £15.00 *
  • Door Times: 5.30pm

* Subject to booking fees and venue facility fee

Please note this event has now expired.