Radio 1’s Big Weekend adds Friday event with Mark Ronson, MK and more.

A Friday night event has just been announced for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 in Middlesbrough which will feature some big names in dance music including Mark Ronson, MK and Purple Disco Machine.

Wilkinson, Sub Focus and Dimension will be forming a super group for the night.

This event is an added edition to the weekend where the artists will play live sets to an audience of 6,000 fans at Stewart Park on Friday 24th May.

Mark Ronson says: “I can’t wait to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend. From my very first one back in 2007 all the way till now, it’s always such a great vibe and great crowd. Psyched to start my summer playing some bangers with Annie Mac and the crew.”

MK says: “Can’t wait to play at Radio 1’s Big Weekend! Great way to kick off the summer!”

Wilkinson says: “It’s all about collaboration. Myself and Dimension did ‘Rush’. Then I did ‘Take It Up’ with Sub Focus. Then Sub and Dimension did ‘Desire’. It’s just great to work with friends who you are fans of and we all hang out on the road all the time. Really looking forward to this. A proper one-off!”

Sub Focus says: “We’ve all become friends and collaborators though years of touring and releasing music together but this is the first time the three of us have linked up to do a set, it’s about time!”

Dimension says: “It’s going to be pure energy.”

Purple Disco Machine says: “I can’t wait to play Big Weekend. I’m so honoured that I’ve been asked! Radio 1’s Ibiza Weekend was so much fun and I just know that playing to a UK audience, the home of BBC Radio 1, is going to be next level.”

Radio 1’s Big Weekend is in its 16th year and kicks off the UK festival season. The station will be broadcasting the event from 7pm, continuing until 1am on air.

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