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George Ezra, Griff, Dermot Kennedy, Jax Jones and more added to Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022

George Ezra, Griff, Lorde, Dermot Kennedy, Charli XCX and Jax Jones are some of the names joining the already announced line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry.

The station’s flagship live music event will host over 80,000 Radio 1 fans between 27-29 May with the acts announced today, set to perform with Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Sigrid and KSI amongst some of the acts already announced on Monday.

Acts announced today include:

Main stage Sunday as announced on Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James (in alphabetical order):

Becky Hill
Dermot Kennedy
George Ezra
Jax Jones

With more names set to be announced for Sunday’s Main Stage.

Radio 1 Future Sounds stage Sunday as announced on Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Clara Amfo (in alphabetical order):

Alfie Templeman
Charli XCX
Holly Humberstone
Joy Crookes
Wet Leg

Griff says: “I can’t wait to scream Black Hole with everyone at Big Weekend!! Verrryyy excited, See you in Coventry ❤”

Dermot Kennedy says: “I’m so excited to be part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year. To be part of such a great line-up feels beautiful, and I can’t wait to put on a show for you all.”

Jax Jones says: “So hyped to be at Big Weekend again this year alongside such a sick line-up. I’m going to bring some big Jax Jones energy and of course some mates along with me too. Get ready to party.”

Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend go on sale at 8.30am this Friday, 18 March – more details can be found here.

This year, the festival returns to the field for the first time in two years and will be part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.

BBC Radio 1 will broadcast live from the festival site across the weekend, with performances and tracks available live and on demand across Radio 1’s iPlayer channel and BBC Sounds.

Acts joining the bill and performing on Radio 1’s Dance Stage on Friday 27 May will be announced during Radio 1’s Dance Party with Danny Howard (6pm-8pm) this Friday, 18 March.

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