Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey and Anne-Marie for Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste and Royal Blood are among those set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021.

It takes place over four days for the first time in the event’s 18-year history across the Bank Holiday weekend (28-31 May).

Around 50 of the performances will be brand new live sets recorded exclusively for Big Weekend 2021, with five to be filmed on location in front of iconic backdrops around the UK and more to be recorded in the BBC’s Radio Theatre.

From Saturday to Monday, the event will feature brand new performances from Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste, London Grammar, Mabel, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and two further acts to be announced.

Alongside the new sets, listeners will hear archive sessions such as Piano Sessions to the Live Lounge, as well as previous Big Weekend performances. The line-up includes performances from Rihanna, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Sam Smith, Foals, Lizzo, Dua Lipa and many more.

The event has been designed, subject to restriction changes, for listeners to enjoy with friends and family in parks, on beaches, in pub gardens or from the comfort of their own homes.

Performances will be broadcast on Radio 1 with full sets available on BBC Sounds. You’ll also be able to watch a selection of tracks on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels, with a curated stream on iPlayer featuring select performances and artist interviews.

Radio 1 Breakfast host, Greg James says: “When we announced our Big Weekend plans earlier this year, I panicked that someone had forgotten to book any artists. Turns out they just kept it from me because they know I can’t keep a secret.

“It’s a nice surprise though because this is an incredible line-up. Hopefully it’ll be hotter than 8 degrees by then so we’ll be able to enjoy it all outside with our mates and stop dressing like we’re going on an Arctic expedition.”

Full performance schedule

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
8am Tom Grennan Ed Sheeran TBA
8.30am Alicia Keys Anne-Marie Mabel
9am Shawn Mendes Dodie Kings Of Leon
9.30am Hayley Williams Alessia Cara Glass Animals
10am Festival Anthems Festival Anthems Festival Anthems
10.30am Festival Anthems Festival Anthems Festival Anthems
11am Anne-Marie
New for Big Weekend 2021
New for Big Weekend 2021
New for Big Weekend 2021
11.30am Lizzo Lewis Capaldi Vampire Weekend
midday Lady Gaga Billie Eilish London Grammar
New for Big Weekend 2021
12.30pm Charli XCX
Christine and the Queens
The xx The Blessed Madonna
1pm Calvin Harris Wolf Alice
New for Big Weekend 2021
Sam Smith
1.30pm Dua Lipa Harry Styles Lana Del Rey
2pm Ed Sheeran
New for Big Weekend 2021
New for Big Weekend 2021
Katy Perry
2.30pm Sigrid Sam Fender girl in red
3pm Stormzy Florence + The Machine Foo Fighters
3.30pm George Ezra Griff Clairo
4pm The 1975 Little Mix Miley Cyrus
4.30pm Years & Years Phoebe Bridgers
Arlo Parks
Lianne La Havas
5pm Rihanna Khalid Mumford & Sons
5.30pm Ariana Grande HAIM Thom Yorke
6pm Warm up show JAY-Z Twenty One Pilots Bring Me The Horizon
6.30pm Paul Woolford Paul Woolford Foals Mac Demarco
7pm The Blessed Madonna AJ Tracey
New for Big Weekend 2021
New for Big Weekend 2021
Royal Blood
New for Big Weekend 2021
7.30pm Bicep Doja Cat Låpsley King Princess
8pm Patrick Topping Bruno Mars Rex Orange County
8.30pm Honey Dijon Koffee Blossoms
9pm Floorplan
9.30pm Michael Bibi
10pm Logic1000
10.30pm Solomun
11pm-midnight Eric Prydz

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