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Big names revealed for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023

Greg James revealed on his breakfast show this morning the first acts to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023.

The event will be held in Dundee from 26 – 28 May with Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, Raye, Niall Horan, Anne-Marie and Arlo Parks on the bill.

Camperdown Park in Dundee, Scotland will see over 80,000 music fans expected to attend the three day festival, over the late May bank holiday weekend.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was originally set to go to Dundee in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic it was unable to go ahead.

Lewis Capaldi says: “I’m very excited to be playing in Dundee for Big Weekend, I never managed to get tickets last time so I’m very excited to be able to come along and enjoy it as well as playing.”

The 1975 say: “We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Dundee for our first outdoor show of the year!”

Niall Horan says: “I can’t wait to kick off festival season at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023 in Dundee. See you all there!”

Arlo Parks says: “Can’t wait to be at this year’s Big Weekend! What a joy to perform for you guys in Scotlandddd”

Greg James, Radio 1 Breakfast Show host, says: “We were gutted not to come to Dundee due to the pandemic so it’s massively exciting to finally fulfil our promise this year.

“I was on holiday close to Dundee in the summer and decided I wanted to move there so doing Big Weekend nearby is just the first part of my cunning plan to get out of London. I’m glad Radio 1 have fallen for it.”

Further information about Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023, including the full line-up and ticketing details will be announced on Radio 1 in the coming months.

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.

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