BBC Radio 1 Future Festival returns for 2017

BBC Radio 1 Future Festival returns for 2017

BBC Radio 1’s Future Festival is back for 2017, showcasing some of the most exciting new acts of 2017.

Taking place on Tuesday, January 17, the event, which is co-hosted by Radio 1’s MistaJam and Huw Stephens and broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 from BBC Maida Vale Studios, will feature performances from artists including Alma, The Amazons, The Big Moon, Dave, Declan McKenna, Jorja Smith, Nadia Rose and They.

MistaJam said: “This year's Future Festival line-up features some of the most exciting and diverse new artists from around the world that have been championed across BBC Radio 1's specialist output for some time, all destined to break out in 2017. From the neon pop/R&B of Alma to the straight up rock of The Amazons via the South London street tales of Dave, be prepared to be introduced to your new favourite act.”

Stephens added: “Once again we've got some brilliant artists ready to play live for the Radio 1 listeners at the start of this year. With bands like The Big Moon and The Amazons who've been gigging hard for the last year to super talented emcees like Dave and Nadia Rose, it's going to be a great night. And all in the legendary BBC Maida Vale studios, unrivalled around the world!”

The Amazons also added: "Thanks to BBC and Radio 1 for inviting us to play Future Festival. We've had the pleasure of doing a session for Huw at Maida Vale before but this time it's in front of an audience!!! We can't wait!"

Previous artists to perform at the Future Festival include The 1975, Sam Smith, George Ezra, A$AP Rocky, James Bay, Disclosure, Royal Blood and Stormzy.

Ticket registration is now open and closes at 20:00 on Thursday, January 12.

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