The 1975 and Jake Bugg to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016

BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw today announced that The 1975 and Jake Bugg have joined the line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016.

The 1975 and Jake dropped into The Radio 1 Breakfast Show to make the announcement, which follows on from their performance last night at Radio 1 Presents, where the pair exclusively took to the stage alongside Lady Leshurr at London’s O2 Forum, Kentish Town.

The 1975 say: “We're really excited to be playing in Exeter for Radio 1's Big Weekend. We loved playing Derry~Londonderry and Glasgow and are really pleased to be heading back for a third time.”

The 1975 and Jake Bugg join the following artists on the line-up for this year’s Big Weekend, which takes place at Exeter’s Powderham Castle on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May:

  • Coldplay
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Chase And Status
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Craig David

Hosted by Radio 1 DJs, Big Weekend is Europe’s biggest free ticketed festival and has an unrivalled reputation for attracting live performances from some of the biggest and newest UK and international acts, bringing the nation together for a shared live music moment. The full line-up for Radio 1’s flagship music event will be revealed on Radio 1 over the coming months and ticketing details will be announced on 21 March.

Thousands of lucky music fans will be able to enjoy the 2016 event - with the majority of the free tickets going to the residents of Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend is now in its 13th year and will be produced in partnership with Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils. The annual festival travels to areas of the UK that don’t typically host large-scale music events of this kind. As well as shining a spotlight on the host city in the lead-up to the event and via coverage, Radio 1’s Big Weekend provides a major boost to the local economy.

For the fifth year running, in the lead-up to Big Weekend, Radio 1 and BBC Learning will produce Radio 1’s Academy, which aims to inspire local 16-19-year-olds to take the next step in creative careers. Radio 1’s Academy will include a series of special events, local engagement and face-to-face activity in the area, which begins in April and culminates in May with a week of radio shows, gigs, masterclasses and Q&As.

Keep listening to Radio 1 for further details.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1, streamed in vision at, with highlights on 1Xtra. All performances will be available to watch on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel (

March 1, 2016 7:18am ET by BBC Radio 1   Comments (0)

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