1Xtra launches UK Touchdown Tour showcasing new talent from across the UK

1Xtra will be showcasing the best in new and emerging homegrown artists and talent within the music scene from across the UK this month.

1Xtra’s UK Touchdown Tour will see DJ Target touching down in a different UK city, every day from7pm, celebrating the local talent and getting to know more about the region’s music scene, across four weeks from 5 April.

Cities that Target will visit include Sheffield, Belfast, Nottingham, Cardiff and Birmingham, where he will be playing tracks sourced from BBC’s network of BBC Introducing shows across the country and connecting with artists and DJs in that area.

DJ Target said: “I’m really excited for the UK Touchdown Tour this month. It’s another great way for us to connect with the regions and showcase some amazing new talent from all over the UK.”

Faron McKenzie, Head of 1Xtra, says: “The UK is brimming with amazing new talent and it’s important that as the home of new music, 1Xtra continues to support new and emerging artists and talent. 1Xtra’s UK Touchdown Tour will enable us to get closer to the artists in different cities and communities across the UK as we support them from the early stages of their careers.”