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Article published 30/01/2023

First artists set to perform announced

This morning on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Greg James revealed that Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, Raye, Niall Horan, Anne-Marie and Arlo Parks are the first acts set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023 which will be held in Dundee from 26 to 28 May.

A news release from BBC News announced that Camperdown Park 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.

The first artists to be announced are (in alphabetical order):

  • Anne-Marie
  • Arlo Parks
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Niall Horan
  • Raye
  • The 1975 

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. There is always a huge demand for tickets, with the festival selling out within minutes every year.

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.

This is fantastic news for music fans and Dundee as a whole. Radio 1's Big Weekend always boasts a stellar line-up and to know that the city will play host to some of the biggest names in music this May is hugely exciting. As well as attracting visitors to Dundee, which will undoubtedly boost the economy and support the recovery of local tourism, the event will also be broadcast to millions of people across the UK, enhancing Dundee’s reputation as a thriving cultural city.

Caroline Warburton, Destination Development Director, VisitScotland

For the full press release, go to the BBC News website. 

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.

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. 

For more information check out the Big Weekend page on the Dundee City Council website. 

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