Greg James has announced on Breakfast that Dundee is the location for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year.
Harry Styles, Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa are among the first acts named on the bill at the event, happening Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May.
Greg James says: “Radio 1 is nothing without its listeners. We rely on them getting involved in every show so to repay them for this, we love putting on a massive festival with our favourite artists – and this year we’ve got a brilliant opportunity to shout about our Scottish listeners and demonstrate how much we love them.
“I can’t wait to be made to apologise for the first “here we, here we…etc.” that we hear on air.”
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Programmes for Radio 1 says: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend is absolutely the highlight of the year for us, and we’re delighted to be heading to Dundee this year bringing some of the biggest artists on the planet with us. Whether you are joining us at the event itself or making the most of the action across radio, TV, iPlayer, BBC Sounds and social media, it’s sure to be another unmissable start to the festival season.”
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.