The first acts performing at this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Coventry have been announced. Yungblud, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Aitch, AJ Tracey, Anne Marie, Central Cee and Joel Corry are all set to perform on the main stage on Saturday, May 28.
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.
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.
Both Ed Sheeran and Anne Marie have told Radio 1 they “can’t wait” to perform at the Big Weekend Coventry event (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.
Elsewhere, Calvin Harris was recently announced on the line-up for the inaugural edition of the Munich festival SUPERBLOOM.
He joins the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, David Guetta, Macklemore, Stromae, Years & Years and more at the Olympiapark and Olympiastadion München in Munich, Germany across two days, September 3-4.
“SUPERBLOOM is more than just a music festival: the numerous experience areas offer something for all the senses,” a press release adds about the festival. 11 “experience areas” at SUPERBLOOM will offer “something to discover, experience and interact with at every turn from art to fashion, science to sustainability, dance and acrobatics and much more”.