Mumford & Sons and Future join line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesbrough

They join the previously announced likes of Miley Cyrus and The 1975

Mumford & Sons and Future have joined the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019, following today’s earlier announcements.

Middlesbrough was revealed as the host location for the event this morning (February 27), with an impressive bill led by Miley Cyrus and The 1975.

While the annual festival changes location every year, breakfast host Greg James confirmed on Wednesday morning that it’s heading to Teeside for 2019.


It will see some of the world’s biggest stars heading to Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park on May 25 and 26.

The full line-up is yet to emerge, but Cyrus and The 1975 will take headline slots alongside a supporting bill that also includes Little Mix, Khalid and Zara Larsson, as well as the two new additions.

Confirming her appearance on Twitter, Cyrus wrote: “Fuck Yeah! C U SOON! @BBCR1 #BigWeekend.”


The latest edition of the festival comes after it headed to Swansea in 2018, with a line-up that included George Ezra, Taylor Swift, Camilla Cabello and Florence & The Machine.

Describing the event, James previously told NME: “It’s like Christmas at Radio One when we do Biggest Weekend, and it’s like the worst Boxing Day feeling after it! I really hate doing that show on Monday, because we have to come all the way back for it and we’re all knackered and hungover.

“It’s a chance to see acts who don’t usually do festival shows, and a lot of people who come to the Big/Biggest Weekend aren’t used to going to festivals themselves. It could be a lot of kids’ first festivals and I think that’s a great thing. They’re just the most brilliant thing to be a part of.”