Jade Bird and Tom Walker to play Big Weekend

Jade Bird and Tom Walker to play Big Weekend

Jade Bird and Tom Walker to play Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Jade Bird, Tom Walker, slowthai and Aitch are among the latest artists to join the bill for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesbrough.

The BBC Music Introducing stage at Big Weekend will see some of the best emerging talent from across the UK take to the stage, with performances from returning artists Jade Bird and Tom Walker as well as a number of artists with links to the North East, such as Dylan Cartlidge, L Devine, Eve Conway, Cape Cub and Llovers.

Joining the line-up on Saturday 25 May is Aitch, Dylan Cartlidge, Hamzaa, Charlotte OC, Barny Fletcher, L Devine, Jade Bird, Rika and Eva Conway.

On the line-up for Sunday 26 May will be slowthai, Bloxx, Joy Crookes, Tom Walker, Cape Cub, Bellah, Llovers, The Orielles, Sophie And The Giants and Emily Burns.

The Introducing artists will be joining the likes of Miley Cyrus, Stormzy, The 1975 and Little Mix who will be entertaining BBC Radio 1 fans across the weekend for the station’s annual flagship live music event, which sold out in just over 100 minutes.

BBC Music Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national and international stages, with broadcast opportunities on BBC radio, television and online alongside the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases.

Dylan Cartlidge says: “RADIO 1’S BIG WEEKEND! Super excited and honoured to be playing – especially when it’s on my doorstep! BBC introducing have been amazing supporters of mine thus far and I can’t wait to repay that support with a cracking show on the big day. Thank you all so much, see you there!”

Huw Stephens, BBC Music Introducing presenter, says: “You’ll see and hear so many great performances at Big Weekend in Middlesbrough whether you’re there or at home, and the BBC Music Introducing stage is an important part of that.

“We bring you some of the best new music around, sharing a line up with some of the biggest names in the world. Jade Bird, Dylan Cartlidge, slowthai and Bloxx are just some of the highlights; make sure you catch your new favourite band with us!”

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