BBC Radio 1Xtra is broadcasting a special show dedicated entirely to Manchester’s renowned music scene and celebrates all our local talent tonight.
From 7pm-9pm tonight, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target will cast aside his usual schedule and dedicate his entire show to the music of our brilliant city, celebrating the achievements of our local talent and artists, and getting to know a little bit more about the city’s unique and growing musical scene.
BBC Radio 1Xtra will be connecting with artists and DJs in our area, and during the show, will speak to special guests about the rising prominence and influence of the city on the UK’s music scene.
It’ll also shine a spotlight on the success that’s already been achieved by local artists such as Aitch and Bugzy Malone.
This show will feature an interview with rising star, Nemzzz, and include some worthy contributions from 1Xtra’s Hot For 2022 artist, Meekz, as well as by local youth-run radio station, Pie Radio.
The special show is part of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s UK Touchdown Tour, which will see the station touchdown in a total of 22 different cities across April, including Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton, Edinburgh, and Liverpool, as well as here in Manchester.
For each show, including tonight’s Manchester special, BBC Radio 1Xtra will be sourcing tracks using BBC Music Introducing’s extensive network of local Introducing shows and feature the music of undiscovered and emerging artists from the city.
Artists set to be included in Manchester’s show tonight include KSR, Frenzy, July 7, Children of Zeus, Piri x Tommy Villiers, and more.
“I’m so excited to take the Touchdown Tour to Manchester,” DJ Target says ahead of the show.
“At 1Xtra, we’re all about finding and supporting the best new talent wherever they are in the UK and there are some incredible artists coming up in Manchester’s scene right now [so] this tour is an amazing way for us to connect with the region and shine a spotlight on Manchester.”
Tune in to DJ Target’s UK Touchdown Tour show tonight on BBC Radio 1Xtra 7-9pm, or listen back afterwards on BBC sounds.
Oasis’ Bonehead reveals he has been given the all-clear following cancer battle
Music lovers everywhere, rejoice, as Oasis‘ former guitarist ‘Bonehead‘ has revealed that he has been given the all-clear following his cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
The 57-year-old – real name Paul Benjamin Arthurs – announced the uplifting update via social media on Friday morning, confirming he had a “full scan 10 days ago” and that the cancer is now gone.
Absolutely mint news.
Bonehead was diagnosed with tonsil cancer back in April and kept fans in the loop with intermittent posts informing them on how his treatment was progressing, confirming that he had finished his final round of sessions back in June.
Besides behind the rhythm guitarist and occasional keyboardist, Arthurs was one of the band’s founding members all the way back in 1999. He ultimately left in 1999 whilst they were recording their fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, stating that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Bonehead thanked his followers for their messages of support throughout his journey, insisting “you’ve helped more than you know”.
He also gave a special thank you to “the team at @TheChristieNHS“, Manchester’s specialist cancer treatment hospital, one of the biggest in Europe.
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Withington is the largest single cancer treatment centre on the continent and one of the leading facilities for cancer research, care and radiotherapy in the UK.
Clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know to make massive comeback in Manchester this weekend
World-renowned clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know is set to make a massive return this weekend, with a huge line-up at O2 Victoria Warehouse.
The international line-up will include Timmy Trumpet, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Third Party, and Ummet Ozcan.
Don’t Let Daddy Know is famed for its huge production, with walls of LEDs, pyrotechnics and lasers creating an almighty clubbing experience – not to mention plenty of surprises along the way.
It has grown into a global phenomenon, hosting tens of thousands of clubbers in venues around the world.
The 18+ dance event will be back after a two-year hiatus and returning to the O2 Victoria Warehouse, the site of previous sell-out shows.
The line-up is packed with EDM and HardStyle artists, including Australian DJ/producer Timmy Trumpet, who has 1.2 billion streams and first broke through with Freaks, which dominated the charts in more than 10 countries.
He said: “Manchester knows how to party!! I can’t wait to rage with you guys, this is gonna be absolutely MENTAL!!
“Don’t Let Daddy Know always brings the best production. This is gonna be one for the history books!”