Radio 1’s Big Weekend Goes To Exeter

2016 instalment to take place in Devon...

Radio 1's Big Weekend is set to travel to Exeter this summer.

The event is Europe's biggest free ticket outdoor festival, and – as usual – the majority of tickets will go to those in the local area.

Coldplay, Chase & Status, Ellie Goulding and Craig David have all been confirmed for the event, which takes place on May 28th – 29th. Coldplay singer Chris Martin is keenly anticipating the show, which he claims is a sort of homecoming.

He told Radio 1: "I lived the first few years of my life less than 500 yards from where we'll be performing so this couldn't be more of a homecoming for me. Guy, Will, Jonny and I are honoured to be on the bill and we're looking forward to a very special show."

Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Ben Cooper, said: "We've taken Lady Gaga to Carlisle, Taylor Swift to Norwich and now we're taking Chris Martin back home. We're very proud to be able to bring such a diverse range of acts to Exeter, where they'll be part of our biggest weekend of the year."

Radio 1's Big Weekend hits Exeter's Powderham Castle on May 28th – 29th.

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