BBC Radio 1 announces first acts for its Big Weekend in Dundee

Greg James has revealed that Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, Raye, Niall Horan, Anne-Marie and Arlo Parks are the first acts set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023 in Dundee.

Camperdown Park in Dundee will play host to Radio 1’s live music event with over 80,000 music fans expected to attend the three day festival from 26 – 28 May.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was originally set to go to Dundee in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic it was unable to go ahead. This year, the BBC is working closely with Dundee City Council to put on the event.

Greg James says: “We were gutted not to come to Dundee due to the pandemic so it’s massively exciting to finally fulfil our promise this year.

“I was on holiday close to Dundee in the summer and decided I wanted to move there so doing Big Weekend nearby is just the first part of my cunning plan to get out of London. I’m glad Radio 1 have fallen for it.”

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend always delivers the biggest and hottest artists from around the World and what better place to bring them than Dundee!

“We’ve got some brilliant ideas for the event this year and a few special guests who we’ll be bringing along to celebrate with us!”