BBC Asian Network announces it’s first-ever University Tour, running throughout November and launching with a live broadcast of the flagship ‘Friction’ show from Nottingham Trent University. The UK's most listened to Asian radio station kicks off its tour on November 10 in Nottingham.
The tour will be bringing the new sound of the station to campuses nationwide, with residents Bobby Friction, DJ Kayper and Mentor Kolektiv showcasing some of the brightest new British-Asian talents, including D-Boy, Jinx and MDK Cartel.
Mark Strippel, Head of Music and Live Events on the station: “BBC Asian Network already has a real connection with students and we’ll be building on that link, as well as growing our reputation for leading in British-Asian music by introducing them to some of the key Live acts that we now play on this station.”
The tour takes on Nottingham, London, Leicester, Guildford, Birmingham, Colchester and Bradford, closing with a Live Broadcast of Riz MC and guests from Kings College, London.
Born in 1979, Taran Kaur Dhillon never once imagined that she’d perform on stage to a rowdy crowd of hip-hop heads. Destiny, however, had different plans for the young Indian girl who once aspired to be like her aunty dressed in a sari playing the traditional Indian harmonium. Evolving from the good little Indian girl who didn’t argue or answer back, she is now a fire-breathing dragon spitting rhymes here there and everywhere with a punch so hard it’d knock you out from the other side of the room.