Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Neneh Cherry and Father John Misty among more star-studded acts added to BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend line-up

THE Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer with coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four plus radio, online and mobile the entire weekend.

More huge names have been added to the bill for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend.

The four-day festival is taking place on the late May bank holiday weekend (May 25-28) over four sites in four nations, with performances from the biggest and best-loved names in music celebrating the incredible breadth and diversity of live music on the BBC.

Across the weekend, there will be concerts hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music, with extensive TV coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four and sets available on BBC iPlayer, mobile and online.

Acts added to the line-up for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend:

  • Sam Smith
  • Camila Cabello
  • Liam Payne
  • Neneh Cherry
  • Father John Misty with The Ulster Orchestra conducted by Gavin Bryars
  • Strictly Come Dancing with the BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Emeli Sande
  • Stereophonics
  • Rita Ora
  • Squeeze
  • 30 Seconds To Mars
  • George Ezra
  • Stefflon Don
  • Sigrid
  • Mabel
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • Mezcla
  • Dorcha
  • Namvula

Also confirmed are the artists performing on the 6 Music Recommends stage in Belfast, they are Baloji, Dream Wife, Hannah Peel, Hollie Cook, Imarhan, Jordan Rakei, The Orielles, Phoebe Bridgers, SOAK, Touts, Shame, Superorganism and a DJ set from David Holmes.

Yesterday on the Radio 2 Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, Liam Gallagher confirmed his performance at The Biggest Weekend.

He said: “I love Coventry man. Love it, can’t wait to get there and turn it up.”

Camila Cabello said: “So excited to be part of The Biggest Weekend. I can’t wait! See you in Swansea.”

Liam Payne said: “I am so excited to be playing at The Biggest Weekend – looks like it’s going to be amazing. And I’m so glad to be appearing on such a strong bill – I can’t wait to come back to Swansea!”

Sigrid said: “I can’t wait to play at The Biggest Weekend this year, and I’m so happy that Radio 1 invited us!”

Mabel said: “So excited to play The Biggest Weekend this year. The line-up is always amazing, so to be a part of it this year is an honour.”

Stefflon Don said: “Big up Radio 1… so excited to be playing at The Biggest Weekend in Swansea – it’s guna be LITTTTT.”

Squeeze said: “It’s amazing news to be playing in Perth for the BBC on the biggest of all weekends. See you there!”

Gavin Bryars talking about how he started working with Father John Misty, said: “He got in touch through a friend of mine, a great Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird who sings with The Gloaming.

“He knew my work and asked if I’d consider doing something with him.

“He asked if I’d arrange one track [for strings] from the new album called Pure Comedy and the track was called Leaving LA and then he asked me to do the title track, Pure Comedy.”

 

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