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More acts added to BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend

Niall Horan, The Shires, J Hus and more join the huge event.

Niall Horan, The Shires, J Hus, Orbital, Jess Glynne, Paloma Faith, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand and loads more have been added to BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend.

The latest additions join Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher and more, coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer.

The Biggest Weekend will run across the May bank holiday weekend over four sites in four countries. The four day event will see over 175,000 fans catch the most successful global artists live at the BBC’s biggest celebration of music. All the action will also be available across TV, radio, online and mobile.

The full list of additions are:

Niall Horan | The Shires | J Hus | Orbital | Jess Glynne | Paloma Faith | Craig David | Franz Ferdinand | Amy MacDonald | Goldie (Live)| UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey | Jamie Cullum | Danielle de Niese | James Bay | Ash | Years & Years | First Aid Kit | Wolf Alice | Young Fathers | Little Dragon | The Beat starring Dave Wakeling | Breeders | Julie Fowlis | Evelyn Glennie | Go Go Penguin | Miloš | Scottish Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith

Most artists will perform at one of the four sites, unless otherwise stated.

They join the previously confirmed:

Taylor Swift | Ed Sheeran | Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Snow Patrol | Beck | Billy Ocean | Manic Street Preachers | Courtney Barnett | Nigel Kennedy | Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band | Public Service Broadcasting

“Swansea! I am so looking forward to seeing you in May with Radio 1,” says latest addition Niall Horan. “Delighted to be a part of The Biggest Weekend. The line-up is absolutely incredible and I cannot wait to be back in Swansea to perform for you all.”

 

The Biggest Weekend is being hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio3 and BBC 6 Music, with extensive coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. Sets will be available on BBC iPlayer, mobile and online.

When does The Biggest Weekend take place?

BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend will run across four sites, with different line-ups at each. Here’s where they will take place:

Where: Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales
When: Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 May 2018
Who: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, Jess Glynne, J Hus, Craig David, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, James Bay + more
Presented by: BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network

Where: Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
When: Friday 25 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Who: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Simple Minds, The Shires, Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Amy McDonald, The Beat starring Dave Wakeling, Julie Fowlis, Jamie Cullum, Evelyn Glennie, Danielle de Niese, Scottish Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith + more
Presented by: BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2

Where: War Memorial Park, Coventry, England
When: Sunday 27 – Monday 28 May 2018
Who: Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean, Snow Patrol, Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Concert Orchestra, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Jamie Cullum, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Go Go Penguin, Milos + more
Presented by: BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3

Where: Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland
When: Friday 25 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Who: Beck, Orbital, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Goldie (Live), Breeders, First Aid Kit, Ash, Young Fathers, Courtney Barnett, Public Service Broadcasting, Little Dragon + more
Presented by: BBC 6 Music

How to get tickets

Tickets for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend go on sale on Monday 12 February, priced at £18 plus a £4.50 booking fee. There will be over 175,000 tickets available to the public. Tickets will be geographically weighted with a percentage available to each of the local areas.

For more ticket information, head to The Biggest Weekend’s official website, and watch the video below:


Tickets for The Biggest Weekend will be available from Monday 12 February 2018 here.

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