Jay Sean set for London Mela return

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Singer to headline BBC Asian Network event

JAY Sean is going back to his roots!

The number one selling music star will headline the BBC Asian Network’s main stage at next month’s London Mela.

His headline act will mark Jay’s first Asian event performance for more than three years, and a return to his early days in the music industry when he was a regular on the UK Mela circuit.

The Hounslow-born artist will perform in front of a home crowd at the Gunnersbury Park, Ealing event on Sunday 4th September, with a 45 minute set, including exclusive material from his forthcoming album.

Speaking about his headline gig, Jay said: “I’m so excited to be coming back to London to perform in front of my home crowd!  They’ve been with me from the beginning and I’m looking forward to giving them an amazing show!”

Mark Strippel, Head of Music and Events, BBC Asian Network said he was “delighted” the singer had chosen to headline the popular Asian music event.

“BBC Asian Network has a long relationship with Jay Sean and I’m delighted that he’s chosen the London Mela to perform in front of his home crowd,” he said.

“We provide our listeners with a consistent level of exclusive access and quality that sets us apart, and fans can expect to hear exclusive Jay Sean content from the station over the coming month.”

Other Main Stage highlights include, Bhangra superstar Jazzy B returning to the London Mela for the first time since 2002 to perform exclusively from his new album and new sensation Garry Sandhu makes his Mela debut. Local Southall-based Bollywood playback star Ash King will perform hits including ‘Te Amo’ and Mumzy Stranger is joined by protégé Junai Kaiden with a live band. Station presenters Tommy Sandhu, Noreen Khan, Sonia Deol and Murtz host the Main Stage throughout the day.

BBC Asian Network will be broadcasting live from backstage 2-9pm, with performances and interviews from all Main Stage performers. The Asian Network website (www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork) will host a live webcast from the stage.

BBC Asian Network will also film the Main Stage for a BBC TV Red Button special broadcasting from Monday 5th – Sunday 18th September.

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