To celebrate 10 years of BBC Music Introducing, a special gig will be held at O2 Academy Brixton on 4 October 2017.
BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart, along with BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson will be hosting BBC Music Introducing Live at the South London venue which will feature George Ezra, Blossoms, Nao, Slaves, The Big Moon and more.
Since its launch in 2007, BBC Music Introducing has been dedicated to discovering and supporting new acts across the UK and its discoveries have gone on to release 14 UK No.1 singles, 68 UK Top 10 singles, 28 UK No. 1 albums and 54 UK Top 10 albums between them.
Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music, says: “I’m incredibly proud of the work that BBC Music Introducing has done over the last 10 years to bring talented UK artists, from all musical backgrounds, to a national and international audience – whether it’s through playing their music on the BBC’s national and local radio networks, or through giving them opportunities to perform at UK and international festivals. So many of the musicians supported by BBC Music Introducing have gone on to achieve great success and this gig will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all that is special about new music in the UK.”
Here’s a few more voices on the newly announced show:
George Ezra: “The music industry was a very intimidating and confusing world for me when I was 18. I knew I wanted to perform and write for a living but had no idea how to make this a reality. BBC Introducing was and still is the most amazingly inclusive platform I could have asked for. Long live Introducing.”
Blossoms: “The BBC plays a significant part in everybody’s lives in one way or another, but BBC Music Introducing (specifically) has certainly played a colossal part in ours, especially in our embryonic stage, and has continued to support us throughout. They provide a service like no other and are at the forefront when it comes to championing and nurturing new talent. We’re absolutely thrilled and honoured to be a part of the anniversary celebration and even more thrilled that it’s being held at such a prestigious venue, O2 Academy Brixton. Thank you.”
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 DJ: “Ten years of supporting new talent across the BBC! We love nurturing new talent, with every show and every stage championing real musicians making music. It’s a constant, all-encompassing support that brings music to the BBC audience and we’re all very proud!”
The show is set to take place on 4 October 2017 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.co.uk.