George Ezra, Lorde and Jax Jones join line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Coventry
George Ezra, Griff, Lorde, Dermot Kennedy, Charli XCX and Jax Jones are some of the hottest names joining the already stellar line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry.
Radio 1’s flagship live music event will host over 80,000 Radio 1 fans between 27-29 May with some of the biggest acts on the planet set to perform with Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Sigrid and KSI amongst some of the acts already announced on Monday 14 March.
Acts announced today include Becky Hill, Dermot Kennedy, George Ezra, Jax Jones, Lorde and Mabel for the main stage; and Alfie Templeman, Charli XCX, Foals, Griff, Holly Humberstone, Joy Crookes, Koffee and Wet Leg among those playing the Radio 1 Future Sounds stage on Sunday.
Following the announcements, Griff said: “I can’t wait to scream Black Hole with everyone at Big Weekend!! Verrryyy excited, See you in Coventry.”
Dermot Kennedy added: “I’m so excited to be part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year. To be part of such a great line-up feels beautiful, and I can’t wait to put on a show for you all.”
Jax Jones said: “So hyped to be at Big Weekend again this year alongside such a sick line-up. I’m going to bring some big Jax Jones energy and of course some mates along with me too. Get ready to party.”
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.
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’s Dance Party with Danny Howard (6pm-8pm) this Friday 18 March to find out which star-studded acts will be joining the bill and performing on Radio 1’s Dance Stage on Friday 27 May.
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). For more information, please go to www.bbc.co.uk/backstage/bigweekend.