The first acts performing at this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend have been announced.
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The BBC Music Introducing Stage will welcome Artemas, Celina Sharma, Deyah, Jordan MacKampa, Tamera, Thomas Headon, USNA and Willow Kayne on Saturday and Alfie Indra, Crawlers, Danniella Dee, Hope Tala, Lizzie Esau, Piri & Tommy, Queen Millz and Sad Night Dynamite on Sunday (May 29).
It was announced last November last year that Radio 1’s Big Weekend would return in 2022 from May 27-29 after a two-year break. The annual event was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-enforced restrictions.
Some #BigWeekend line-up news! Performing on the Main Stage on Saturday 28th May:
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) March 14, 2022
Both Ed Sheeran and Anne Marie have told Radio 1 they “can’t wait” to perform at the festival (via BBC), with Sheeran adding: “See you all there!”
More names will be revealed in due course, along with the main stage acts for the Sunday edition.
There are 8,000 tickets available to purchase for Friday and 39,500 tickets available to purchase, per day for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are on sale from 8.30am on Friday, March 18. Find out more here.
In other news, Calvin Harris was recently announced on the line-up for the inaugural edition of the Munich festival SUPERBLOOM.
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