Rita Ora, Bring Me The Horizon, Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Sigrid, Jax Jones and James Arthur have been added to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 in Middlesbrough.
The new additions to the line-up were revealed by Greg James on his Radio1 breakfast show this morning.
It’s the station’s biggest event of the year, which brings together some of the biggest international and UK artists for live performances across radio, TV, online and social.
James Arthur, who is from Middlesbrough, will be performing a homecoming set. Since winning The X Factor, he’s become a BRIT nominee and had two UK Number 1s and five UK Top 10s with singles Impossible and Say You Won’t Let Go.
The event is at Stewart Park on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, where an audience of 64,000 will see a line-up including Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, Future, Mabel, Zara Larsson and Khalid who were announced last week.
The new additions to the line-up include:
- Billie Eilish
- Bring Me The Horizon
- Charli XCX
- James Arthur
- Jess Glynne
- Lewis Capaldi
- Sam Fender
- The Amazons
- Vampire Weekend
- Catfish & the Bottlemen
- Ellie Goulding
- Jax Jones
- Pale Waves
- Rita Ora
- Sean Paul
- Two Door Cinema Club
Now in its 16th year, Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicks off the UK’s festival season, as well as taking artists to the cities that may not otherwise host a large scale event like Big Weekend, shining a light on the host city and providing a major boost to the local economy.
This year, the BBC is working closely with Middlesbrough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority to put on Radio 1’s Big Weekend with the event estimated to generate £3.5 million to the local area.
Live sets from Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 all weekend. All performances will be available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.
🎉 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