Harry Styles to headline Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry
Harry Styles has been added to the line-up, headlining Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry on Sunday 29 May, with Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama also joining the star-studded line-up.
Radio 1’s flagship live music event will welcome an audience of 80,000 BBC Radio 1 fans to War Memorial Park from 27-29 May 2022 to watch some of the biggest acts on the planet take to the stage including Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, KSI, Calvin Harris, George Ezra, Lorde, Jax Jones and Anne-Marie.
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.
Pa Salieu says: “Excited to be finally performing in my home town Coventry as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend. I know the Coventry crowd will do our city proud and show all the other artists the energy of the Midlands.”
Rina Sawayama says: “I cannot WAIT to come and play at Radio 1’s Big Weekend for the first time!! It’s going to be such a moment.”
Other previously announced acts 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.
Additionally, Becky Hill, Dermot Kennedy, George Ezra, Jax Jones, Lorde and Mabel will appear on 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.
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!”
Griff said: “I can’t wait to scream Black Hole with everyone at Big Weekend!! Verrryyy excited, See you in Coventry.”
Performances from Radio 1’s Big Weekend will air on BBC Radio 1 across Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will be available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel and on BBC Sounds.
BBC One will also broadcast a highlights show as well as a special Harry Styles show – full details will be announced soon.
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.
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.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 will also have a Radio 1 Dance Stage, BBC Music Introducing Stage and a Radio 1 Relax tent.
A small number of tickets have been held back for Harry Styles fans which will go on sale at 5pm today (Monday 25 April). For more information about the festival, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/backstage/bigweekend/.