Radio 1 announce line-up for BBC introducing stage at Big Weekend

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(Last Updated On: April 27, 2016)

Radio 1 have announced the line up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend which is being held at Powderham castle in May.

Annie Mac and Huw Stephens  announced the line-up for the BBC Introducing stage last night, revealing that acts including The Hunna, Emmi, Black Foxxesand Declan McKenna, will perform alongside returning acts Rosie Lowe, Blossoms, Spring King and Izzy Bizu at Europe’s biggest free ticketed event on 28 and 29 May.

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 line-up is:

SATURDAY 28 MAY

 BARNS COURTNEY | CORTES |DECLAN MCKENNA | JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS | LOUIS BERRY | REUEL ELIJAH | ROSIE LOWE | SHANNON SAUNDERS | SPRING KING | THE HUNNA |TINY FOLDS | WOLFIE

SUNDAY 29 MAY

 ALICE JEMIMA | BB DIAMOND |BLACK FOXXES | BLOSSOMS | CATHOLIC ACTION | EMMI | IZZY BIZU JAMES CHERRY | KYKO | TOBI SUNMOLA | VITAL |YONAKA

Huw Stephens says: “The line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage at this year’s Big Weekend is incredible once again. The talent we hear and champion across the BBC shows has many opportunities to shine throughout the year, and the stage in Exeter will definitely be a highlight this year, bringing talent from across the UK together to play in front of new music lovers, and millions at home via the radio and online. If you want to see some incredible new music, we’ve got you covered!”

Fifty thousand free tickets were on offer for the 2 day Event at Powderham Castle on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. The tickets were snapped up in around an hour on 4th April.

For this year’s event, more Big Weekend tickets than ever were made available for people living in Exeter, Teignbridge and the surrounding areas. Of the geographically weighted tickets, 60 per cent were reserved for residents living within the area covered by Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils combined; 35 per cent were reserved for people living in the surrounding parts of the South West, which includes those with other Exeter (EX) and Torquay (TQ) postcodes, plus those with Truro (TR), Plymouth (PL), Taunton (TA) and Dorchester (DT) codes; while the remaining five per cent of tickets were for other audiences across the UK.

On the main and In New Music We Trust Stages you will find…

Saturday 28th May:
Main Stage:

      • Bastille
      • Chase & Status
      • Jake Bugg
      • Jess Glyne
      • Nick Jonas
      • Meghan Trainor
      • Mumford & Sons
      • Sigma
      • Tom Odell

In New Music We Trust:

      • Bring me the Horizon
      • CHVRCHES
      • Craig David
      • Fwtty Wap
      • Flume
      • Stormzy
      • Tame Impala
      • twenty one pilots

Sunday 29th May
Main Stage:

      • Catfish and the bottlemen
      • Coldplay
      • Ellie Goulding
      • Iggy Azalea
      • Kygo
      • OneRepublic
      • The 1975
      • The Weeknd
      • Years & Years

In New Music We Trust:

      • Alessia Cara
      • Alesso
      • Biffy Clyro
      • Jack Garratt
      • Panic! at the Disco
      • Skepta
      • The Last Shadow Puppets
      • Wolf Alice

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. Keep listening to Radio 1 for further details.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1, streamed in vision at bbc.co.uk/radio1, with highlights on 1Xtra. All performances will be available to watch on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel (bbc.co.uk/tv/radio1), and headline performances will be broadcast on BBC Four.

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