Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro to play Radio 1's Big Weekend in Dundee

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Harry Styles performs on stage during day one of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Seat at London's O2 Arena. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)

Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro are just some of the names announced to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee this May.

Organisers have today released names of the first raft of performers for the event, which also include AJ Tracey, Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa.

The three-day event will take place between Friday 22 May and Sunday 24 May at Dundee’s Camperdown Park.

Over 70,000 music fans are expected to attend the occasion.

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Snow Patrol, Muse, Keane, Pink and Sugababes were among the acts on the line-up the last time the city hosted the event back in 2006.

Harry Styles said he is “absolutely thrilled” to be taking part while Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro said they are “delighted”.

Dua Lipa performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/AMA2019/Getty Images for dcp)

Camila Cabello said: “Radio 1 has been a huge part of my journey over the last few years so I am beyond excited to be coming back to Big Weekend.

“It’s going to be super fun to perform for you guys in Scotland.”

Dua Lipa said: “So excited to be coming to Dundee this May for Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

“Can’t wait to perform some tracks from the new album for you guys – hope you’re all ready.”

Greg James, Radio 1 Breakfast Show host, said: “Radio 1 is nothing without its listeners.“We rely on them getting involved in every show so to repay them for this, we love putting on a massive festival with our favourite artists – and this year we’ve got a brilliant opportunity to shout about our Scottish listeners and demonstrate how much we love them.”

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said the event will be a boost for the area.He said: “This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such an exciting event at Camperdown Park.

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“Radio 1’s Big Weekend will showcase Dundee not only to the tens of thousands of people who attend, but also the millions who will watch and listen through the BBC.

“We expect a huge economic boost for the area as the event has been worth millions of pounds to previous host locations.”

Ticketing information, as well as the rest of the line up, will be announced on Radio 1 in the coming weeks.