This year's replacement for Glastonbury
BBC's Biggest Weekend will be the organisation's biggest celebration of music across four nations and four days this May bank holiday, and has been dubbed this year's replacement for Glastonbury.
The event will be headlined by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran in Swansea for Radio 1, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in Perth for Radio 2, and Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting are lined up for a BBC 6 Music weekend in Belfast.
A site in Coventry will feature Radio 2 and Radio 3 performances from artists including Billy Ocean, Snow Patrol, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band and Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
On the announcement that he will headline the Swansea site, Ed Sheeran said: "So excited to be part of The Biggest Weekend this summer. I’ve always loved performing at Big Weekend with Radio 1 and this year it's going to be even bigger. Bring it on Swansea!"
Manic Street Preachers, who will play Belfast, added: "The Biggest Weekend is in Belfast, which is good in itself. We’ve played there a lot over the years, we did one of the greatest gigs ever there back in The Limelight in 1990. And then we’ve had subsequently just lots of great gigs there, just amazing ones. It is good to spread 6 Music’s message far and wide."
BBC's Biggest Weekend will take place across Swansea (Singleton Park), Belfast (Titanic Slipways), Perth (Scone Palace) and Coventry (War Memorial Park).
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