The second series of acts have been announced for this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, as the festival grows larger and more impressive. Leading the additional names added to the already stellar line-up is Billie Eilish, Bring Me The Horizon, and Vampire Weekend. The two day event will take place, at Stewart Park, in Middlesbrough, on the 25th and 26th of May 2019.
The announcement comes after it was confirmed, last month, that Middlesbrough will play host to the event this year, with a stellar bill led by Miley Cyrus, The 1975 and Mumford & Sons. Tickets for the event will go on sale, on Thursday the 14th of March 2019, at 5PM. All relevant information about tickets can be found here.
Speaking about the event, Greg James, said: “The listeners are the most important thing about Radio 1 and we think they’re brilliant. Without them, we’d just be a collection of weirdos talking to ourselves in a room so we like to say thanks by pulling in some of the world’s biggest artists to do an enormous music festival for them. We traditionally take Big Weekend to a part of the UK that doesn’t normally get these sorts of events and I can’t wait to take some of the best acts on the planet to Middlesbrough.”
Our #BigWeekend line-up just got a whole lot BIGGER!
Want to be there? Tickets go on sale Thursday 14th March from 5pm! pic.twitter.com/GTfxTWyobH
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) March 11, 2019
Now, it has been announced that they’ll be joined by an impressive supporting bill. Speaking on Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, this morning (March 11), host Greg James confirmed that fans can also expect performances from the likes of Stormzy, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, Bring Me The Horizon, Pale Waves and Sigrid.
The following acts are also on the bill, on the festival’s opening night, Saturday the 25th of May 2019, and joining the already stellar line-up is Miley Cyrus, Stormzy, Mumford & Sons, Bring Me The Horizon, Billie Eilish, Anne-Marie, Carli XCX, James Arthur, Future, Lewis Capaldi, Jess Glynne, Sam Fender, Sigala, The Amazons, Vampire Weekend, and Khalid.
Honoured to be on the bill for @BBCR1 #BigWeekend especially as they’re off to my hometown of middlesbrough! This is going to be an unbelievable show and I look forward to being a part of it and giving the people of Middlesbrough and the surrounding area a quality show! UTB !!! pic.twitter.com/b42tuXihXH — James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) March 11, 2019
Meanwhile, the names leading the festivals second night, Sunday the 26th of May 2019, are The 1975, Little Mix, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ellie Goulding, HRVY, Pale Waves, CamelPhat, Fredo, Jax Jones, Rita Ora, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Two Door Cinema Club, Mabel, and Zara Larsson.
The latest edition of the festival comes after it headed to Swansea in 2018, with a line-up that included George Ezra, Taylor Swift, Camilla Cabello, and Florence & The Machine. Describing the event, James previously told NME: “It’s like Christmas at Radio One when we do Biggest Weekend, and it’s like the worst Boxing Day feeling after it! I really hate doing that show on Monday, because we have to come all the way back for it and we’re all knackered and hungover.