26th Jun, 2022

BBC Radio 1Xtra dedicating tonight's show to celebrating Coventry artists

Ryan Smith 19th Apr, 2022

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target will be dedicating his entire show to celebrating local talent in Coventry between 7-9pm tonight.

The show will also be encouraging listeners to get to know more about the city’s unique and growing music scene by speaking to special guests about Coventry’s growing influence in UK music.

Local DJ Whitley Ruchea will take over the show from 8pm, providing a guest DJ mix featuring 20 minutes of all new music from Coventry artists including Mugun, Trajixk & Mainz, Sub Zero and Babyblacks.

The show is part of the UK Touchdown Tour, which sees Radio 1Xtra feature the local music scene from 22 different cities over April including Newcastle, Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Belfast and Liverpool.

The show will source tracks using BBC Music Introducing’s network of local shows, which enables them to feature music from undiscovered and emerging artists across the city.

Kaiya Antrobus, Alissa May and JWhale & JimmyG are among the undiscovered artists featuring in tonight’s Coventry show.

DJ Target said: “I’m so excited to take the Touchdown Tour to Coventry.

“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 Coventry’s scene right now.

“This tour is an amazing way for us to connect with the region and shine a spotlight on the city. Make sure you tune in tonight”.

Support community journalism by making a contribution

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source of news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.


Support Us

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Coventry Observer.

Property Finder 24/7

Search for properties in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Subscribe

Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.