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The National (Scotland)
The National (Scotland)
Adam Robertson

First acts confirmed for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Dundee

ACTS for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee has been confirmed, with sets from The 1975, Lewis Capaldi and RAYE.

The three-day festival will arrive in the city from May 26-28, with 80,000 fans expected to attend.

It was originally meant to happen in the Scottish city in 2020 although had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Also appearing will be Niall Horan, Arlo Parks and Anne-Marie, with more acts still to be announced.

The news was confirmed by Greg James on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader said: “This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such an exciting event at Camperdown Park after the disappointment of 2020’s cancellation.

“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.”

Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and AJ Tracey were some of those expected to play in 2020. It will be the second year the event has returned since the start of the pandemic.

Last year, Coventry hosted the event with Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Central Cee and Joy Crookes taking to the stage.

Further information about the event, including the full line-up and ticketing details, will be announced in the next few months.

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