The headliners for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend have been revealed – and it includes Lewis Capaldi and Wet Leg.
Camperdown Park in Dundee, Scotland will play host to Radio 1’s flagship live music event with over 80,000 music fans expected to attend the three day festival, over the late May bank holiday weekend.
Earlier this year, festival organisers announced part of the Saturday line-up, including talent like The 1975 and Raye.
And now, a second wave of acts have been announced for the popular music event, which will see artists such as Becky Hill and Niall Horan join the already stellar line-up.
Find out all you need to know about the star-studded line-up, ticket prices and how to get your hands on them.
Star-studded: The headliners for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend have been revealed – and it includes Lewis Capaldi and Wet Leg
Popular: Camperdown Park in Dundee, Scotland will play host to Radio 1’s flagship live music event with over 80,000 music fans expected to attend the three day festival, over the late May bank holiday weekend
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend’s line-up and headliners
The full line-up for Sunday has now been unveiled, with Lewis Capaldi, Wet Leg and Niall Horan headlining the main stage.
They will be joined on the main stage by chart-toppers such as Anne-Marie, Becky Hill, Nothing But Thieves and Zara Larsson.
On the Radio 1 Future Sounds stage will be Arlo Parks, Ashnikko, Cassyette,Cat Burns, Inhaler, RAYE and Sub Focus.
On Saturday, The 1975 and The Jonas Brothers will headline, with appearances from ArrDee, Jess Glynne, Joel Corry, Mimi Webb and Tom Grennan.
Meanwhile, FLO, Headie One, Pale Waves, Romy, Rudimental, Self Esteem and The Snuts will perform on the Future Sounds stage.
How much are tickets?
Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend go on sale at 8.30am Friday 24 March and will cost £29 (plus a £4.50 booking fee per ticket).
Friday 26 May will be a special Dance line-up. Friday tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend go on sale at 6.30pm Friday 31 March and will cost £18 (plus a £2.50 booking fee per ticket).
Tickets will be geographically weighted as with previous years, with 90% of tickets going to Dundee residents and people living in Scotland, while the rest will be available for those in the UK.
The event often sells out in minutes with a huge demand for tickets. You can find more information here.
Impressive: The full line-up for Sunday has now been unveiled, with Lewis Capaldi, Wet Leg and Niall Horan (pictured) headlining the main stage
Where is BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023?
This year’s event will take place at Camperdown Park in Dundee, Scotland.
How can I get to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023?
The nearest train station is Dundee, which is approximately an hour walk from the festival site.
Shuttle buses will operate from the city centre to the site throughout the weekend.
Car parking is not available onsite, except for those with accessibility requirements who have already booked a space.
However, festival-goers will be able to park in Dundee city centre.
The festival site is 3.3 miles from the city centre.
Talent: On Saturday, The 1975 (Matt Healy pictured) and The Jonas Brothers will headline, with appearances from ArrDee, Jess Glynne, Joel Corry, Mimi Webb and Tom Grennan
Is BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend family-friendly?
Only those aged 18 or over can attend the Friday of the event.
On the Saturday and Sunday of the festival, those aged 15 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over at all times.
Under 18s are advised to seek permission from a parent and guardian to attend.
Children under 2 do not require their own ticket, but must be in the care of an adult aged 18 or over.
What facilities are there on-site?
There will be a selection of food outlets, which cater for a variety of dietary requirements, including child-friendly, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicks off the UK’s festival season by bringing some of the biggest UK and international artists to cities that may not otherwise host such a large scale event, shining a light on the local area and providing a major boost to the local economy.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend was originally set to go to Dundee in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic it was unable to go ahead.
This year, the BBC is working closely with Dundee City Council to put on Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023.
Lewis Capaldi said of the news: ‘I’m very excited to be playing in Dundee for Big Weekend, I never managed to get tickets last time so I’m very excited to be able to come along and enjoy it as well as playing.’
The 1975 added: ‘We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Dundee for our first outdoor show of the year!’
Wet Leg said: ‘It feels like just yesterday that we nearly wet ourselves with fear before playing the Future Sounds stage, or maybe it was raining? Anyway, we’ll be in Dundee for the Big Weekend this year but this time on the Main Stage apparently. See you in Scotland dudes.’
Niall Horan similarly said: ‘I can’t wait to kick off festival season at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023 in Dundee. See you all there!’
Zara Larsson added: ‘I am so excited to be back at Radio 1’s Big Weekend. I have been touring and perfecting my show and can’t wait to see you guys out there!’
BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend: The full line-up poster for both Saturday and Sunday was revealed this week
John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, says: ‘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.’
BBC Radio 1 will broadcast live from the festival site across the weekend, with performances and tracks available live and on demand across Radio 1’s iPlayer channel and BBC Sounds.
Fans: BBC Radio 1 will broadcast live from the festival site across the weekend, with performances and tracks available live and on demand across Radio 1’s iPlayer channel and BBC Sounds