Sam Fender, Lorde & More Added To BBC Radio 1’s ‘Big Weekend’ Line-Up

Dermot Kennedy, Easy Life, George Ezra and others will also be performing at the two-day event in Coventry.

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Sam Fender, Lorde, Dermot Kennedy and more have been added to Radio 1’s Big Weekend’s line-up for its 2022 edition.

Appearing on the main stage at the Coventry event on Sunday, May 29 will be Lorde, George Ezra, Dermot Kennedy, Mabel, Becky Hill and Jax Jones.

It’s also been revealed that Sam Fender, Easy Life, Fontaines D.C., Sigrid, KSI, Mimi Webb and Tom Grennan are set to play on the Future Sounds stage on the Saturday, May 28.

The new names follow the news that the likes of Ed Sheeran, Yungblud Calvin Harris and AJ Tracey will perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022.  Confirming the latest additions today (March 16), Radio 1 said that “more huge names” for the festival are yet to be announced.

Additionally, Clara Amfo will reveal the Sunday Future Sounds Stage line-up on her show from 6pm tonight.

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. Visit the event’s official website for further information.

It was confirmed last November 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.

The 2019 edition of Big Weekend took place in Middlesbrough, with performances coming from Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more.

Elsewhere in Lorde news, the singer – along with Migos, Calvin Harris, and the Arctic Monkeys – will be among the headliners at the 2022 Life Is Beautiful festival, taking place September 16-18 in Downtown Las Vegas.

Now in its ninth year, the immersive, weekend-long event will also feature headlining performances by Gorillaz, Jack Harlow, Kygo, Cage The Elephant, and Beach House, while multiple stages will host a broad range of acts, including Alessia Cara, Sylvan Esso, Shaggy, Dermot Kennedy, Charli XCX, and ericdoa, among countless others. Tickets for the festival go on sale March 18 at 10am PT, with options for VIP, VIP+, and All-In experiences. More information on hotel packages will be released soon, along with details about Life Is Beautiful’s Comedy, Art, and Culinary offerings.

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