BBC Asian Network Live 2016 a Must See Show

BBC Asian Network presents a spectacular evening of Asian music entertainment. Find out more about Asian Network Live 2016 right here.

BBC Asian Network Live 2016 a Must See Show

smooth crooner Zack Knight will perform his new single ‘Ya Baba’

BBC Asian Network has announced its first ever Asian Network Live concert at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on Saturday 30th April, 2016.

Hosted by the one and only Tommy Sandhu, some of the biggest names of the Asian music industry have been lined up for what promises to be a spectacular night of British Asian Urban, Bhangra and Bollywood music and entertainment.

Fans of Desi music can expect some debut UK performances, incredible world exclusives, and some spine-tingling musical collaborations between some of the biggest names in the industry.

BBC Asian Network Live 2016 a Must See Show

On the set list are the likes of music producer, Naughty Boy (Shahid Khan) who recently released a smash hit record, Runnin’ featuring Beyoncé.

He will be joined by Punjabi singing sensation, Imran Khan, who returns to the music scene with a brand new album, which you can exclusively hear first at Asian Network Live.

Adding a hint of Bollywood glamour to the event will be award-winning playback singer, Kanika Kapoor.

BBC Asian Network Live 2016 a Must See Show

The melodious bombshell will be making an exclusive UK appearance for Asian Network Live and will be reliving some of her biggest Bollywood hits for fans, including the likes of ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’.

Also taking to the stage are the latest crop of British Asian talents, including the smooth crooner Zack Knight who will perform his new single ‘Ya Baba’.

London rapper, Raxstar who first came to the limelight in 2005, will be performing some of his biggest tracks, including ‘Jaaneman’ – the ultimate rap ballad.

Bhangra star, Jaz Dhami and Arjun will also perform their biggest hits on the night.

BBC Asian Network Live 2016 a Must See Show

Jaz will be signing his latest track for Bollywood, ‘High Heels’, while Arjun who amazed us with remixes of ‘Tum Hi Ho’, ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ and ‘Tujhe Bhula Diya’, will be performing some exclusive new material.

Asian Network Live 2016 will also mark the debut UK performances of Indian talents, Badshah, Aastha Gill and DIVINE.

Mumbai rapper DIVINE is already an online viral sensation and one of the young talents to watch out for 2016.

Rapper Badshah who has already crossed musical paths with the likes of Yo Yo Honey Singh and Diljit Dosanjh will perform ‘DJ Waley Babu’ with none other than playback singer, Aastha Gill.

Last but not least, the incredibly talented Fuse ODG, the man behind ‘Antenna’ and ‘Dangerous Love’ featuring Sean Paul. He’ll be joining forces with the other big names for some very special collaborations.

If that wasn’t enough music to whet your appetite, fans can expect entertainment from special guest appearances throughout the night.

Also joining Tommy on stage will be some of your favourite BBC Asian Network presenters, including including Nihal, Noreen Khan, Bobby Friction, Panjabi Hit Squad, Preeya Kalidas, Mim Shaikh, Harpz Kaur, Guz Khan, Yasser, Kan D Man and DJ Limelight.


The first ever Asian Network Live will take place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on Saturday 30th April, 2016

For more details on Asian Network Live 2016, or to book tickets, visit the BBC Asian Network website here.

Aisha is an editor and a creative writer. Her passions include music, theatre, art and reading. Her motto is “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

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