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BBC 1xtra does BBC Proms with a Grime symphony

The line-up has been announced for the BBC Proms, including a special event with both Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.

Following 2013’s Urban Classic Prom, BBC Radio 1Xtra joins the BBC Proms in a high-octane Late Night celebration of the thriving urban music scene. 

In August, the Royal Albert Hall will host a special “symphonic arrangement,” bringing rappers such as Wretch 32, Stormzy, Krept and Konan, Skepta, Lethal Bizzle, Chip and Little Simz to an audience more used to classical music than Grime or Hip Hop.

They will be accompanied by the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley, who will create arrangements for songs that showcase both the solo artists’ talents and the skills of the musicians.

Speaking on the upcoming event with DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford, Wretch 32 said: "It's going to sound like you've never heard it before.”

"I'll be joined on the stage by Stormzy and Krept and Konan," he added.

Late Night…. With BBC Radio 1Xtra takes place August 12 at The Royal Albert Hall. The night will be hosted by MistaJam and Sian Anderson. To purchase your ticket and for further information, please click here. 

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Adenike Gboyega