Hull. It’s not where you’d expect to find Katy Perry at the start of festival season.
But isn’t that the magic of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend? The event kicks off summer in a quintessentially British way — by hosting a free, extravagant music festival in areas notoriously neglected by touring musicians.
The two-day blowout has been everywhere from Hackney to Norwich and is now destined to grace Burton Constable Hall near Hull on the 27th and 28th May.
The BBC always bag an eclectic lineup for their shows, and this year they’ve outdone themselves once again.
Here are five artists we’re most excited are on the bill:
Kings of Leon
Nashville’s Kings of Leon, of ‘Sex on Fire’ fame, are set to headline the Main Stage on Sunday 28th. The band returned to their roots late last year with the release of their seventh studio album WALLS.
They’ve since been touring relentlessly, and their Big Weekend performance comes just before a short UK arena and festival tour this June and July.
The band is known for churning out tracks made for massive crowds. Check out their latest single ‘Reverend’ below: