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Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini to perform at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow

Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini are the first names announced for this year's BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend.

The massive event will take place at the Glasgow Green over May 24 and 25 as a host of big names play the free gig.

The news was confirmed this morning (January 30) by Nick Grimshaw, who took his Breakfast Show to the Scottish city for the announcement.

He commented: "[I'm] so excited to announce that we are going to be partying in Glasgow this summer. There is a rule that the further north you go, the more fun the gig will be so I'm psyched to be in Scotland this year."

Jason Carter, Radio 1's head of live music and events in popular music, added: "Radio 1's Big Weekend is the biggest event in the station's calendar and we are delighted that Glasgow will host the event for the very first time in 2014. It's shaping up to be a stunning artist line-up and the city will no doubt be buzzing across the weekend."

The massive event will be another boost to Glasgow this year, with the city hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July and August.






Listen to Paolo Nutini's new single below: