Radio 1’s Big Weekender has just got even bigger and more impressive, with the reveal of the final three acts that will be performing at this year’s event. Saving some of the biggest names until last, it has today been announced that the final three acts joining this year’s line-up is Foals, Dave and Twenty One Pilots. The news comes after it was revealed that this year’s festival is heading to Middlesbrough.
Foals, Dave, and Twenty One Pilots will be joining the bill, which already includes a stellar list of artists that are some of the biggest names today, which includes the likes of Little Mix, Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Anne-Marie, and Jess Glynne. The final three artists will be heading to Stewart Park, in Middlesbrough, on the 25th and 26th of May 2019.
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.”
The announcement comes after it was revealed that fans can 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, for 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.
Our #BigWeekend line-up just got a whole lot BIGGER! Check out all the new names just announced, including @bmthofficial, @billieeilish, @elliegoulding, @HRVY, @duttypaul, @LewisCapaldi and LOADS more Want to be there? Tickets go on sale Thursday 14th March from 5pm! pic.twitter.com/GTfxTWyobH — BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) 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. Speaking to NME about the event, radio host, Greg James, said: “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.
“I’ve been talking about Biggest Weekend for years and I’m contractually obliged to say it’s great, but I’m really excited because some of the artists on this year’s line-up are amazingly great. It’s a chance to see acts who don’t usually do festival shows, and a lot of people who come to the Big/Biggest Weekend aren’t used to going to festivals themselves, it could be a lot of kids’ first festival and I think that’s a great thing, They’re just the most brilliant thing to be a part of.”