Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Sigrid & KSI are some of the hottest acts set to perform on Saturday 28 May at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry.

Coventry’s War Memorial Park will play host to Radio 1’s flagship live music event with over 80,000 Radio 1 fans expected to attend the three day festival which will take place from 27–29 May 2022.

Acts announced today include Aitch, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Central Cee, Ed Sheeran, Joel Corry and YUNGBLUD on the main stage; with Easy Life, Fontaines D.C., KSI, Mimi Webb, Sam Fender, Sigrid and Tom Grennan on the Radio 1 Future Sounds stage.

Responding to the line-up announcements, music superstar Ed Sheeran said: “I can’t wait to kick off festival season and perform in front of a live audience at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry. See you all there!”

Ed Sheeran: “I can’t wait to kick off festival season and perform in front of a live audience at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry. See you all there!”Atlantic Records
Ed Sheeran: “I can’t wait to kick off festival season and perform in front of a live audience at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry. See you all there!”

Anne-Marie said: “Can’t wait to be back on stage in front of actual humans for Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year! The show is gonna be really special.”

Sigrid said: “I’m so excited to come back and play at Radio 1 Big Weekend! It’s not a secret that I absolutely love festivals, so this one will be special! Sick line up too, I can’t wait for the weekend!”

KSI says: “Ya boy KSI is performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022. Cannot wait to get out and perform in front of you all in Coventry. Expect all the hits and maybe even a few surprises!”

YouTuber and musician KSI will be performing at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in CoventryStaff Reporter
YouTuber and musician KSI will be performing at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Coventry

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1 says: “We are kicking off the UK’s festival season in true Radio 1 style with an incredible line up of acts already on the bill, and more exciting names to be revealed this week. We can’t wait to bring our flagship live music event to Coventry for 2022.”

Tickets will be geographically weighted with a percentage available to each of the local areas. Coventry City Council residents will have 60 percent of tickets reserved, 25 percent of tickets will be reserved for those living in surrounding areas including remaining Coventry postcodes, Birmingham postcodes and selected Leicester postcodes, whilst the remaining 15 percent of tickets will be available for the rest of the UK.

This year, the festival will return to the field for the first time in two years and will be part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations. It will also kick off the UK’s festival season, as well as taking artists to the cities that may not otherwise host a large scale event like Big Weekend, shining a light on the host city and providing a major boost to the local economy. The BBC is working closely with Coventry City Council to put on Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022.

Music star Anne-Marie is to perform at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in CoventryBBC
Music star Anne-Marie is to perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Coventry

BBC Radio 1 will broadcast live from the festival site across the weekend, with performances and tracks available live and on demand across Radio 1’s iPlayer channel and BBC Sounds.

Tune into Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James (7am-10.30am) and Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Clara Amfo (6pm-8pm) this Wednesday 16 March to find out which star-studded acts will be joining the bill and performing on Sunday 29 May at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022.


Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend go on sale at 8.30am Friday 18 March, Saturday and Sunday Tickets will cost £21.50 (plus a £4.50 booking fee per ticket) and Friday Tickets will cost £12.50 (plus a £2.50 booking fee per ticket). For more information, please go to www.bbc.co.uk/backstage/bigweekend.

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