BBC Radio 1 takes the Big Weekend to Exeter
BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw this morning announced that Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Chase and Status, Bring Me the Horizon and Craig David will perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016.
The news was announced on Nick’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where he also confirmed it will take place in Powderham Castle Exeter on 28th and 29th May.
The event is now in its 13th year and will be produced in partnership with Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils.
Further information about Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016, including the full line-up will be announced on Radio 1 in the coming months. Ticketing details will be revealed on Radio 1 on 21st March.
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, beginning in April and culminating in May with a week of radio shows, gigs, masterclasses and Q&As.
Nick Grimshaw says: “Big Weekend is my highlight of the year – I can’t wait to bring you the best in live music and to spend a weekend celebrating the start of the summer in Exeter.”
Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra says: “We’ve taken Lady Gaga to Carlisle, Taylor Swift to Norwich and now we’re taking Chris Martin back home. We’re very proud to be able to bring such a diverse range of acts to Exeter, where they’ll be part of our biggest weekend of the year.”