A BBC DJ has described Bradford as a “cool, vibey place” ahead of a huge celebration of British Asian music

Nikita Kanda, BBC Asian Network breakfast presenter, will take to the stage at St George’s Hall alongside the whole radio family.

You can expect exclusive live sets from the station’s AJD, DJ Limelight & KanDMan, DJ Nish, Manara, and Panjabi Hit Squad.

For one night only, BBC Asian Network Certified will provide an epic mash-up of British Asian, bhangra, RnB, hip-hop, Bollywood, and dance music. 

Guests can also expect classics that will get the whole family dancing, Nikita said. 

“I’m very excited,” said the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant

“Bradford is such a vibey place.”

Describing what people can expect from the night, the radio host said: “It’s a place everybody can have a good time. There’s something for everyone.

“Bradford is such a young, cool city. Doing something like this brings in what Bradford is all about.

“It’s about having a good time, a bit of a boogie and a party. We have a lot of listeners from up North, all over the country, and a lot from Bradford. It’s nice to be here and meet the people who message into the show. 

“Bradford is on the radar, everyone knows Bradford. It was the place that used to do day timers, it was a place for that music scene.

“It’s going to be fire. We’ve got our whole Asian Network family on that stage. If you want to come and dance, Asian Network will be the place to be on that dance floor.

“When everybody comes together, the energy goes through the roof.”

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The line-up features international superstar F1rstman, Leicester rapper JJ Esko, Sheffield hit-maker Sliime, Dj Kizzi and Dj Simz. 

Midlands producer Mazza On The Track, is also joining forces with the crew, Diana Drill and Shide Boss.

Taking place on Saturday, February 17, BBC Asian Network Certified starts at 7pm and will finish around 11pm.

The event is 18+ and doors will open from 6pm. 

Nikita said the night is open to not just groups of friends, but the whole family.

"I would take my mum, it's a gig for everyone," said Nikita.

"There's something for everyone to enjoy. We've got the throwbacks as well."

For more information on the event and how to get tickets visit www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3YPT2qzr9v6H8jRM992Sb2v/how-to-buy-tickets 

Those without tickets can tune into the live build-up on BBC Asian Network from 5pm.