BBC Radio 1Xtra is taking its annual flagship event – BBC Radio 1Xtra Live – to Leeds on Saturday, October 17.

Hosted by Radio 1Xtra DJs, the event will be held at First Direct Arena and will feature performances from some of the UK and international acts currently championed by 1Xtra.

1Xtra Live is now in its eighth year.

Ben Cooper, controller of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra said: “I can’t wait to take the energy and excitement to Leeds, where 1Xtra will showcase the best new and British urban music at our biggest event of the year.”