Katy Perry appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning (March 16) to announce herself as one of the headline acts for the station’s Big Weekend festival.
Perry, who recently returned with new single Chained To The Rhythm, will play on Saturday night and joins Little Mix, Kings Of Leon and Stormzy on the bill. The event takes place at Hull’s Burton Constable Hall from May 27-28.
Katy Perry said: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend is always a blast and I’m so happy to be able to make it to Hull alongside the incredible line-up. Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we’ve already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory!”
Ben Cooper, controller, Radio 1 commented: “Radio 1's Big Weekend just got bigger. The young audiences in Hull and on the BBC are in for one of the planet’s greatest performers.”
Martin Green, director Hull UK City of Culture 2017 added: "It's awesome that Katy Perry is headlining Saturday night at Radio 1's Big Weekend. A superstar addition to a sensational event, as well as to Hull 2017's fabulous music programme."
Radio 1’s Big Weekend is Europe’s largest free, ticketed festival and is being staged in Hull to coincide with its City Of Culture status for 2017. The majority of tickets will go to residents of Hull and the neighbouring areas.
Further information about the event, including the full line-up and ticketing details, will be announced on Radio 1 in coming weeks.