20th Sep, 2018

Paloma Faith, UB40 to play BBC's Biggest Weekend in Coventry

Editorial Correspondent 7th Feb, 2018 Updated: 7th Feb, 2018

MORE acts have been added to the line-up for the BBC’s The Biggest Weekend taking place in Coventry.

The event will see performances across the late May Bank Holiday from May 27 and 28.

With the new additions to the lineup, promoters say it will be ‘truly unique’.

There will be performances from Paloma Faith, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Jamie Cullum, Go Go Penguin, Milos.

Organisers say more acts to be announced along with the Sunday headliner to be identified soon.

Among the acts already announced are Billy Ocean, Snow Patrol, Nigel Kennedy and Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band in Coventry.

With a combination of household names and home-grown talent, the concert will be a celebration of Coventry’s musical diversity and newly acquired status as UK City of Culture.

BBC Radio 2 will be covering the Sunday, with BBC Radio 3 covering Monday.

With over 175,000 tickets available to the public, The Biggest Weekend will be the BBC’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration of music.

Councillor Abdul Khan, deputy leader and cabinet member responsible for events, said: “I’m delighted to hear more great names being announced for The Biggest Weekend in Coventry.

“Coventry already has an excellent reputation for hosting high profile artists in the city and now we have confirmation of more national acts being added to the bill which will add to the excitement.

“I’m sure the latest line-up – with Sunday’s headliner and more names still to be announced – will make the May Bank Holiday event even more exciting for the people of Coventry.”

Tickets go on sale on Monday February 12, priced at £18 plus £4.50 booking fee. The official ticket handler is Ticketmaster.

For more information go to www.bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend​

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