Jorja Smith and Coldplay have been added to the lineup of Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021. For the first time in its history, the event will take place across four days from May 28 through May 31. Performances will be new live sets recorded exclusively for Big Weekend 2021, with five filmed on location around the UK and more to be recorded in the BBC’s Radio Theatre.
Coldplay will perform at Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire while Ed Sheeran’s performance takes place at Snape Maltings, a landmark arts complex on the banks of the River Alde in Suffolk. AJ Tracey performs at The Regal, a basketball court belonging to South London community hub The Black Prince Trust; Jorja Smith performs at the iconic Alexandra Palace in North London, and Royal Blood performs on Brighton Pier in Sussex.
The full lineup and performance schedule across the weekend can be found on the Radio 1 website here. The Radio 1 DJ family will be coming together in person for the first time in over a year to host the event from an outdoor studio across the weekend.
Performances will be broadcast on Radio 1 with full sets available on BBC Sounds. Fans will also be able to watch a selection of tracks on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer and YouTube channels, with a curated stream on BBC iPlayer featuring select performances and artist interviews from Saturday – Monday.
BBC One will also broadcast a 90-minute Big Weekend special hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James. Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2021: Best Bits will showcase some of the highlights from each of the new sets filmed around the UK and in the BBC’s Radio Theatre.
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