Mumford and Sons, The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas and Jess Glynne join line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills this morning announced the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016, revealing that acts including Mumford And Sons, The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas and Jess Glynne will perform at Europe’s biggest free ticketed event at Powderham Castle on 28 and 29 May.

The two-day event that is hosted by Radio 1 DJs will feature three stages – the Main Stage, In New Music We Trust Stage and BBC Introducing Stage  – and will host performances from over 50 of the biggest and freshest UK and international acts, bringing the nation together for a shared live music moment.

Check out the main line-up below.

SATURDAY 28 MAY

Main Stage

MUMFORD AND SONS

BASTILLE | CHASE AND STATUS | JAKE BUGG | JESS GLYNNE | MEGHAN TRAINOR | NICK JONAS | SIGMA | TOM ODELL

In New Music We Trust Stage

BRING ME THE HORIZON

CHVRCHES | CRAIG DAVID | FETTY WAP | FLUME | STORMZY | TAME IMPALA | TWENTY ONE PILOTS

 

SUNDAY 29 MAY

Main Stage

COLDPLAY

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN | ELLIE GOULDING | IGGY AZALEA | KYGO | ONEREPUBLIC | THE 1975 | THE WEEKND | YEARS AND YEARS

In New Music We Trust Stage

BIFFY CLYRO

ALESSIA CARA | ALESSO | JACK GARRATT | PANIC! AT THE DISCO | SKEPTA | THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS | WOLF ALICE

Marcus from Mumford and Sons says: “I’ve never been to Radio 1’s Big Weekend so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do – I wanna make up for it with five years worth of riders. We’re really excited, thanks for inviting us, it’s going to be great.”

Iggy Azalea says: “I’ve been waiting for you guys to announce it so that I could tell everybody because everyone keeps asking me when I’m coming to visit – and I knew that I was coming over for this but I couldn’t tell anyone, and I’m very bad at keeping secrets, so I’m glad this is one less secret to keep. This will be the first time that I’m going to come back for a while. It’s not the first time I’ve ever been to Devon, I actually went around the UK and we stopped at a lot of different little places that most artists don’t go to.”

Nick Jonas says: “I’m thrilled, over the moon. I’ve always wanted to go, and this is one of the best shows of the year so I’m thrilled to be a part of the line-up. It’s going to be a good time, we’ll bring the party with us. I’m excited to be out there, to be a fan as well as being part of the line-up.”

The line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage will be revealed soon.

50,000 lucky ticket holders will enjoy Big Weekend, with more tickets than ever going to people living in Exeter, Teignbridge 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 bbc.co.uk/radio1, with highlights on 1Xtra. All performances will be available to watch on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel (bbc.co.uk/tv/radio1), and headline performances will be broadcast on BBC Four.

Written by CelebMix