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Harry Styles to headline BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

He will close out the Coventry festival next month, with Rina Sawayama and Pa Salieu also added to the line-up

By Hollie Geraghty

Harry Styles performs live at Coachella 2022 (Picture: YouTube)
Harry Styles performs live at Coachella 2022 (Picture: YouTube)

Harry Styles is set to headline BBC Radio 1’s big Weekend in Coventry next month.

The ‘As It Was’ singer will take to the stage as the final headliner of the festival, which is due to take place in War Memorial Park May 27-29.

The annual festival is set to return after two years of being hosted virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Styles will be joined by the likes of Lorde, George Ezra, Becky Hill, Dermot Kennedy on Sunday (May 29), while Disclosure top the bill Friday (May 27), with Calvin Harris set to headline on Saturday (May 28). Ed Sheeran, Aitch, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Yungblud and more are also scheduled to perform.

Coventry born Pa Salieu will perform on the Future Sounds stage on Saturday, alongside the likes of Sam Fender, Easy Life, Fontaines D.C. and Sigrid.

“Excited to be finally performing in my home town Coventry as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend,” rapper Salieu said. “I know the Coventry crowd will do our city proud and show all the other artists the energy of the Midlands.”

Rina Sawayama has been added to the line-up on Sunday, which will also see Charli XCX, Foals, Holly Humberstone, Wet Leg and more take to the stage.

“I cannot WAIT to come and play at Radio 1’s Big Weekend for the first time!! It’s going to be such a moment,” Sawayama said.

Remaining tickets to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be available today (April 25) at 5pm BST here.

The majority of the remaining tickets are reserved for those who live Coventry and surrounding areas, Birmingham and some Leicester areas, according to the BBC.

Last weekend, Styles drew an audience of at least 100,000 people during his headline performance at Coachella on the Friday (April 15). During the set he was joined by Shania Twain to perform her classic hits ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ and ‘Still the One’.

At weekend two (April 22), he invited Lizzo on stage to perform Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 hit ‘I Will Survive’, followed by a rendition of One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.