Last night Annie Mac and Huw Stephens announced the line-up for the BBC Introducing stage at of BBC Radio 1's annual free Big Weekend which will take place in Exeter's Powderham Castle on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016.
On Saturday the stage will be home to Barns Courtney, Cortes, Declan McKenna, Jealous of the Birds, Louis Berry, Reuel Elijah, Rosie Lowe, Shannon Saunders, Spring King, The Hunna, Tiny Folds, and Wolfie.
The BBC Introducing stage at Big Weekend will showcase performances from the best emerging talent from across the UK, and will include appearances from a number of artists with links to Devon including Tiny Folds, Cortes, Rosie Lowe, Black Foxxes, Emmi and Alice Jemima. The two-day event that is hosted by Radio 1 DJs will feature three stages - the Main Stage, In New Music We Trust Stage and BBC Introducing Stage.
Mumford & Sons will headline the first day, and the Sunday headliner is Coldplay. Also confirmed are Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bastille, Jess Glynne, The Weeknd, Biffy Clyro, The Last Shadow Puppets, Tame Impala, Chvrches, The 1975, Jake Bugg, Ellie Goulding, Chase & Status, Bring Me The Horizon, Craig David's TS5, Sigma, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, Kygo, OneRepublic, Fetty Wap, Flume, Stormzy, Twenty One Pilots, Alessia Cara, Alesso, Jack Garratt, Panic At The Disco, Skepta, and Wolf Alice.
For the line-up details, and day splits, as available please click here.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend is now in its 13th year and will be produced in partnership with Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils. The annual festival travels to areas of the UK that don’t typically host large-scale music events of this kind. For the fifth year running, in the lead-up to Big Weekend, Radio 1 and BBC Learning will produce Radio 1’s Academy, which aims to inspire local 16-19-year-olds to take the next step in creative careers. Radio 1’s Academy will include a series of special events, local engagement and face-to-face activity in the area, which begins in April and culminates in May with a week of radio shows, gigs, masterclasses and Q&As.
Tickets for the FREE event were all snapped up in under an hour when they went on sale earlier this month.
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