Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan and Arlo Parks are a few of the large identify acts which were unveiled for this yr’s Radio 1 Large Weekend, set to happen in Dundee after the 2020 competition was cancelled.
Greg James introduced the line-up on Monday’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast present, telling listeners that the competition can even embody Anne-Marie, The 1975 and Raye.
Much more acts are anticipated to be introduced over the approaching weeks for the station’s flagship music occasion which adjustments location across the UK annually.
The 2023 competition will make a triumphant return to Camperdown Park in Dundee after its scheduled 2020 occasion being cancelled due to the Covid pandemic and can happen over the Financial institution Vacation weekend from 26 – 28 Could, with 80,000 folks anticipated to attend.
Scottish singer Capaldi stated: “I’m very excited to be taking part in in Dundee for Large Weekend, I by no means managed to get tickets final time so I’m very excited to have the ability to come alongside and revel in it in addition to taking part in.”
Horan added: “I can’t wait to kick off competition season at Radio 1’s Large Weekend 2023 in Dundee. See you all there!”
Parks stated: “Can’t wait to be at this yr’s Large Weekend! What a pleasure to carry out for you guys in Scotlandddd.”
Radio presenter James stated he was happy that Dundee was being given a second likelihood at internet hosting the competition.
He stated: “We have been gutted to not come to Dundee as a result of pandemic so it’s massively thrilling to lastly fulfil our promise this yr.
“I used to be on vacation near Dundee in the summertime and determined I wished to maneuver there so doing Large Weekend close by is simply the primary a part of my crafty plan to get out of London. I’m glad Radio 1 have fallen for it.”
Dundee Metropolis Council chief John Alexander added: “That is an unbelievable alternative for Dundee and we’re wanting ahead to internet hosting such an thrilling occasion at Camperdown Park after the frustration of 2020’s cancellation.
“Radio 1’s Large Weekend will showcase Dundee not solely to the tens of hundreds of people that attend, but additionally the thousands and thousands who will watch and pay attention by the BBC. We count on an enormous financial enhance for the realm because the occasion has been price thousands and thousands of kilos to earlier host areas.”
Particulars of how you can get tickets are set to be introduced within the coming months.