Here’s how to find out the full line-up of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich

Taylor Swift will be playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend when it comes to Norwich.

Taylor Swift will be playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend when it comes to Norwich. - Credit: Archant

The wait is almost over for lucky music fans who got their hands on a pair of sought-after Radio 1 Big Weekend tickets.

Florence and the Machine performing at the Sound of Change Live concert. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Florence and the Machine performing at the Sound of Change Live concert. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

BBC Radio Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw will announce the full line-up of the festival, in Norwich on May 23 and 24, next Monday on his morning show.

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine are among acts already announced in Europe's biggest-free music festival.

On his show today, Grimshaw told listeners to tune in to the programme next Monday from 6.30am, when the full lineup will be announced.

Last year the Big Weekend in Glasgow saw Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams among the acts performing on the main stage.


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Other acts already confirmed this year include Years and Years and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

When it was announced on the Breakfast Show, Olly from Years and Years said: 'I'm hoping to persuade Taylor Swift to go shopping with me in Norwich during the weekend.'

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Talking about the UK crowd Taylor Swift said: 'They are rowdy, insane, in the best way - there seems to be a lot of jumping, which I love.

'When I think of a UK crowd I think of a sea of people that is moving like an ocean - it's the most beautiful site you could possibly witness and I can't wait to come back...everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I've been missing out - I'm really excited.'

There will be three stages at the event, including a main stage, an In New Music We Trust stage, and the BBC Introducing stage.

Gates for the weekend are expected to open at noon on both days and will finish at about 11pm on each day.

In the lead up to Big Weekend, for the fourth year running, Radio 1 and BBC Learning will also open the doors to Radio 1's Academy at Open Youth Venue in Norwich.

Today it was announced that Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre and Sigma will be part of the week of workshops for 16 to 19 year olds.

There will be 7,000 free tickets for the Academy, released on Saturday April 25.

Is your business planning something special for the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich? Email sabah.meddings@archant.co.uk

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