BBC announces the first Asian Network Live
BBC Asian Network is to hold its first Asian Network Live at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London, on Saturday 30 April.
Acts will include Naughty Boy, Imran Khan, Badshah, Aastha Gill, Fuse ODG, Kanika Kapoor, Zack Knight and more, and will be hosted by Tommy Sandhu.
The event will be broadcast live on-air, and artist performances will be available to watch online after the event. The whole show will also be available to watch on BBC Red Button on Sunday 1 May from 7pm, plus viewers can watch highlights on BBC iPlayer.
Tommy Sandhu says: “Asian Network Live will be a fantastic event which will showcase all that is great about the Asian music scene and its eclectic range of artists. We’ll have both established and up-and-coming musicians, plus three international talents making their UK performing debuts at the event.”
Bob Shennan, Controller of BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and Asian Network, says: “Asian Network Live demonstrates the station’s unique and distinctive offering for anyone inspired by the Asian music scene. It is a celebration of the best of young British Asian and international talent, and also provides an innovative new platform for musical creativity, particularly some unique collaborations.”
Joining Tommy across the night will be many of the station’s presenters, including Nihal, Noreen Khan, Bobby Friction, Panjabi Hit Squad, Preeya Kalidas, Mim Shaikh, Harpz Kaur, Guz Khan, Yasser, Kan D Man and DJ Limelight and more, plus special guest appearances from British-Asian and international stars.