BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Full Performers List: Here's how to watch Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Celeste and more
BBCR Big Weekend is set to commence between May 29 and May 31 teasing over 100 live performances from artistes across genres
BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend special concert is taking place on the last week of May and the star-studded performers' lineup includes Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste, London Grammar and more. BBCR Big Weekend is set to commence between May 29 and May 31 and has teased over 100 live performances from artistes across genres.
Viewers can enjoy the performances on BBC Radio 1, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Along with that, BBC One will also broadcast a 90 minute Big Weekend special which will be hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James. Titled as "Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2021: Best Bits", the show is slated for Saturday May 29 from 10.20 pm to 11.50 pm, the event will showcase some of the most treasured moments of each new set filmed across the UK and in the famed BBC Radio Theatre.
Check out the star-studded performers' list for BBCR Big Weekend.
Coldplay announced the news on Twitter saying, "We’re proud to announce that we’re part of @BBCR1’s Big Weekend 2021. We performed our set in front of the stunning Whitby Abbey, high above the North Yorkshire coast.
We’re proud to announce that we’re part of @BBCR1’s Big Weekend 2021. We performed our set in front of the stunning Whitby Abbey, high above the North Yorkshire coast. https://t.co/m90F9qurLu— Coldplay (@coldplay) May 24, 2021
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British rapper AJ Tracey will be on BBC Big Weekend performers list to gift listeners a brand new set. The 'Flu Game' crooner is likely to perform from his latest singles like 'Dinner Guest', 'West Ten', 'Anxious', and 'Bringing It Back.'
Grammy-nominated Jorja Smith who was named the Best British Female Artist at the 2019 Brit Awards will be performing for the Big Weekend.
Multiple Grammy winner Ed Sheeran will be performing for the BBC gig. The British heartthrob has been on a hiatus for most of 2020.
At the end of the year, he released 'Afterglow.' Deemed as the second most-streamed artist of the decade behind Drake for Spotify, Ed Sheeran remains one of the most popular British singers of all time.
More performers include:
Where to watch
The Big Weekend performances can be watched from a number of platforms including BBC Radio 1, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Sounds. Additionally, listeners can enjoy a bunch of tracks on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels, along with a specially curated stream on iPlayer starring selected performances and artist interviews from Saturday to Monday.
Stay tuned to BBC Sounds from May 29 to May 31 not to miss any performance from the lineup.