BBC Radio 1Xtra to Takeover Ibiza Rocks

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BBC Radio 1Xtra will be heading to Ibiza to take over Ibiza Rocks on Saturday 4th August.

Hosted by Charlie Sloth and DJ Target, event goers can expect DJ sets from MistaJam, DJ Charlesy and Sian Anderson, as well as bringing some of the hottest acts to the White Isle.

Listeners back home will be able to tune in to all the action on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra (7-11pm) as well as being able to watch all the performances from 1Xtra in Ibiza on the 1Xtra YouTube channel and the best of the show on the Radio 1 iPlayer channel.

BBC Radio 1Xtra has a strong emphasis on live music and since the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra on 16 August 2002, the station has played a central role in bringing the best in contemporary black and urban music to the mainstream, championing British artists when few others were, and now stands as a multiplatform station with 1.11 million weekly listeners.

Mark Strippel, Head of Programmes, BBC Radio 1Xtra, says: “Ibiza has increasingly grown in prominence as a destination for the British Black music scene, so it’s only right that 1Xtra brings its own summer celebration to the White Isle, and to a big Saturday night audience on 1Xtra and Radio 1.”

DJ Target says: “The magic of Ibiza is something that grabbed me the first time I visited the island, and having DJ’d there over the last few years and seen the massive growth in the music that we specialise in at 1Xtra, I just cannot wait to get out there with this huge line up of artists and shut it down. It’s going to be historic!”

Charlie Sloth says: “Ibiza has changed a lot over the last five years with Rap and Grime being embraced on the island in a huge way. So 1Xtra making its first appearance at the legendary Ibiza Rocks is huge and crazy exciting!”

Tickets will go on sale at 8pm, during DJ Target’s show, on Thursday 14th June and will be available via the BBC Radio 1Xtra website.