Stormzy, Rita Ora and Bring Me The Horizon join Big Weekend line-up

Stormzy, Rita Ora and Bring Me The Horizon join Big Weekend line-up

Stomrzy, Rita Ora, Bring Me The Horizon, Jess Glynne, Sigrid, Jax Jones and James Arthur are among the latest acts to be announced for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 in Middlesbrough.

The 64,000-capacity event will be held at Stewart Park on May 25-26. The line-up will also include Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, Future, Mabel, Zara Larsson and Khalid, who were announced last week.

Now in its 16th year, Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicks off the UK’s festival season and takes artists to the cities that may not otherwise host a large scale music event, providing a major boost to the local economy. The BBC is working closely with Middlesbrough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority to put on Radio 1’s Big Weekend with the event estimated to generate £3.5 million to the local area.

Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Thursday (March 14), priced £18 plus £4.50 booking fee, and will be geographically weighted, with a percentage available to each of the local areas. Middlesbrough will have 50% of tickets reserved, while 35% will be reserved for those living in the areas of the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The remaining 15% of tickets will be available to he rest of the UK. 

Live sets from Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1, with all performances available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.

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