Host of huge acts added to The Biggest Weekend line-up
Rita Ora, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Neneh Cherry, Father John Misty, Stereophonics and Strictly Come Dancing with the BBC Concert Orchestra added to the line-up for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend
The Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer with coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four plus radio, online and mobile the entire weekend.
More huge names have been added to the bill for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend. The four-day festival is taking place on the late May bank holiday weekend (25-28 May) over four sites in four nations, with performances from the biggest and best-loved names in music celebrating the incredible breadth and diversity of live music on the BBC.
Across the weekend, there will be concerts hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music, with extensive TV coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four and sets available on BBC iPlayer, mobile and online.
Acts added to the line-up for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend:
Yesterday on the Radio 2 Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, Liam Gallagher confirmed his performance at The Biggest Weekend. He said: “I love Coventry man. Love it, can’t wait to get there and turn it up.”
Camila Cabello says: “So excited to be part of The Biggest Weekend. I can’t wait! See you in Swansea.”
Liam Payne says: "I am so excited to be playing at The Biggest Weekend - looks like it’s going to be amazing. And I'm so glad to be appearing on such a strong bill - I can’t wait to come back to Swansea!"
Sigrid says: “I can’t wait to play at The Biggest Weekend this year, and I’m so happy that Radio 1 invited us!”
Mabel says: “So excited to play The Biggest Weekend this year. The line-up is always amazing, so to be a part of it this year is an honour.”
Stefflon Don says: “Big up Radio 1... so excited to be playing at The Biggest Weekend in Swansea - it’s guna be LITTTTT.”
Squeeze say: “It’s amazing news to be playing in Perth for the BBC on the biggest of all weekends. See you there!”
Gavin Bryars talking about how he started working with Father John Misty, said: “He got in touch through a friend of mine, a great Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird who sings with The Gloaming. He knew my work and asked if I’d consider doing something with him. He asked if I’d arrange one track [for strings] from the new album called Pure Comedy and the track was called Leaving LA and then he asked me to do the title track, Pure Comedy.”
The four locations hosting The Biggest Weekend in May are:
Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
War Memorial Park, Coventry, England
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales
For more information about tickets, please go to www.bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend. Please note tickets for Swansea (Saturday and Sunday), Perth (Saturday only) and Coventry (Sunday only) are now sold out. Tickets are priced £18 (plus £4.50 booking fee).
Also part of The Biggest Weekend, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music will work with BBC Nations TV and Radio, as well as local radio stations, forging partnerships to put on a comprehensive range of outreach activity in the lead up to the festival including educational workshops, Q&As, Radio 1’s Academy, Ten Pieces Assemblies and BBC Music Introducing gigs showcasing local talent in each host location.
The BBC is working closely together with the local councils, communities and businesses in the four UK cities to bring you The Biggest Weekend.
Artists will perform on one day at one location only unless stated otherwise.
March 9, 2018 4:51am ET by BBC One