Lewis Capaldi has been announced as a headliner for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee.
The Scots singer joins Niall Horan and Anne-Marie at the three-day festival, which will be held at Camperdown Park in the city between May 28 and May 28, with over 80,000 revellers expected to attend the highly popular event.
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Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Greg James told his listeners on Monday morning that Arlo Parks, Raye and The 1975 will also be performing.
The event was originally set to go ahead in Dundee in 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was cancelled.
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Greg said last week: “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.”
John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said about the announcement last week: “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.”
He added: “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.”
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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.
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