An Outlandish kick start to the New Year

An Outlandish kick start to the New Year

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network announced today that the two networks will join for the first time to broadcast the first UK performance in years from the critically acclaimed Danish export, Outlandish. The Copenhagen-based Islamic hip-hop group will hit London with their close-to-the-wire lyrics from a global perspective on Wednesday 31st January at SCALA, Kings Cross, London.

Radio 1 and Asian Network DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal will host the gig and invite Asian Network’s hip-hop turn-tablist DJ Kayper of The Hype Show (Wednesdays 10.00pm Asian Network) to the fold. Bobby and Nihal will also be giving away free tickets to lucky winners in the weeks running up to the event.

Neil Wyatt, Radio 1 Executive Producer, Live Events added “Radio 1 is committed to bringing the best new music to its audience -and this is going to be a great gig. Outlandish are a key act for Bobby Friction and Nihal’s listeners and I’m delighted that Radio 1 will link with Asian Network for the first live broadcast to be co-hosted by both networks.”

Mark Strippel, Head of Music and Live Events on the Asian Network, said: “Outlandish are priority artists for this station and their outlook as a group means they connect with our listeners. ‘Closer Than Veins’ was one of our most requested albums of 2006. We were championing the new material more than a year before the official UK release.”

Broadcast Schedule:

Tues 30th Jan

Bobby Friction & Nihal simulcast on
Radio 1 and Asian Network – live pre-gig
interview with Outlandish

From Thurs 1st Feb

Live tracks from Outlandish gig across
Asian Network’s shows

Tues 6th Feb

Bobby Friction & Nihal simulcast on
Radio 1 and Asian Network – tracks
from Outlandish gig

Thurs 8th Feb

Nikki Bedi’s music session 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Live and extended coverage from
Outlandish gig

Region: All
Venue: Scala
Venue Address: King’s Cross, London
Press Tickets: Not Specified
Sponsorship: Not Specified
Press Tickets:
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