RADIO 1’s Big Weekend will return in 2022 with a three day music festival in Coventry’s War Memorial Park.
The station’s annual flagship live music event will take place from 27 – 29 May 2022, with over 70,000 Radio 1 fans expected to attend across the weekend.
The even kicks off the UK’s festival season each year, bringing some of the biggest artists to towns and cities around the UK.
After two years the festival will return to the field, with performances to air across Radio 1, BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer.
Aled Haydn Jones, head of Radio 1, said: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend always kicks off the UK’s festival season in style.
“We’ve got some incredibly exciting ideas in the pipeline for the event and we can’t wait to bring some of the biggest artists on the planet along with us when we head to Coventry in May.”
Coun George Duggins, leader of Coventry City Council, said: “We’re incredibly pleased that next year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be held in the city’s War Memorial Park.
“Hosting a major international event like this provides another fantastic opportunity to showcase Coventry and is the perfect way for our city to finish its year as UK City of Culture.”