BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend adds Vampire Weekend, Stormzy and more to their lineup. The British festival takes place on May 25 and 26 in Middlesbrough.

Besides the aforementioned names, the following bands have also been announced for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend:

  • Anne Marie
  • Bring me the Horizon
  • Catfish & The Bottlemen
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Pale Waves
  • Sean Paul
  • Sigrid
  • The Amazons
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Sam Fender

These names join Miley Cyrus, Mumford and Sons and The 1975 who have previously been confirmed as headliner.

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend is an American rock band formed in 2006. The band released their 4th album Father of the Bride earlier this year. Their music is called many genres, for example New Weird American-indierock. This year they play many shows in Europe and the US.


Stormzy was born in July 1993 in London. His debut album Gang Signs and Prayers was the first grime record ever to reach number one in the UK charts. Stormzy won two MOBO Awards, in 2014 and 2015, for Best Grime Act. He was the first unsigned rapper to appear on Jools Holland’s famous tv show. His second album is due to be released early next year.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 is music festival run by BBC Radio 1. Each year it is held in different location in United Kingdom. It is the biggest free ticketed music event in Europe and always includes a host of new artists. Many artists like Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Foo Fighters and more have performed at the festival in the past.

  • Location: Middlesbrough, England
  • Date: 25 – 26 May 2019
  • Tickets: 18 pounds +4,50 fee. On sale March 14
  • For more information, visit the official website.

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