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Ed Sheeran to headline first Radio 1 Big Weekend since 2019

By | Published on Tuesday 15 March 2022

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2022

Radio 1 has announced the line-up for this year’s Big Weekend festival, which will take place in Coventry in May. Headlining the first physical edition of the event since 2019 – thanks to the pandemic – will be Mr Ed Sheeran himself.

“I can’t wait to kick off festival season and perform in front of a live audience at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 in Coventry”, says Sheeran, covering all the facts as efficiently as possible.

If you’re wondering what a less efficient version of that statement would look like, here’s Head Of Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones: “We are kicking off the UK’s festival season in true Radio 1 style with an incredible line-up of acts already on the bill, and more exciting names to be revealed this week. We can’t wait to bring our flagship live music event to Coventry for 2022”.

OK, he did include some other info in there, like the fact that Radio 1 will be revealing all the acts on the line-up of the three day event throughout this week. The job of announcing that list was started yesterday, with a load of top notch pop talent confirmed. That includes AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Central Cee, Yungblud, Sigrid, KSI, Fontaines DC and Sam Fender.

Tickets for the Big Weekend are set to go on sale this Friday. Most of them will be only available to people living in Coventry and the surrounding area, with just 15% made available to the UK more widely. Still, if you can get hold of one – thanks to the BBC’s unique ability to fuck over actual festival promoters when it comes to big events and ticket pricing – Friday tickets will cost a mere £12.50, and entry for Saturday and Sunday will set you back just £21.50. More information here.