The first three acts have been confirmed for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull this summer.
“Looking forward to seeing you in Hull for Radio 1’s Big Weekend at the end of the May,” Kings of Leon said as the news was announced on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show this morning (January 23). “Huge thanks to Radio 1 for leading the charge in helping us get our music to our fans, its going to be a great show, can’t wait.”
⚠️ Radio 1's #BigWeekend is BACK! ⚠️
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) January 23, 2017
BBC Radio 1 will announce further acts and ticket details at a later date. In past years fans have been able to apply for tickets through a lottery system, with priority given to people who live locally.
Meanwhile, it has recently been announced that Kings Of Leon are to play a large European festival on the same weekend as Glastonbury. The Nashville band are also due to play a huge outdoor show in London’s Hyde Park this summer, with support from Pixies.
Last week the band performed their new song ‘Reverend’ on Jimmy Fallon’s US chat show.