Coldplay and Jorja Smith to join already impressive lineup for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2021

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Taking place virtually for the second time, ‘Radio 1’s Big Weekend’ has just added more acts to its already exciting lineup. Due to Covid restrictions, the event will occur online May 28th-30th and broadcasted across BBC Radio 1, BBC Sounds, and BBC iPlayer.

Coldplay and Jorja Smith, who have just performed on the ‘Live at Worthy Farm’ Livestream on May 22nd, have been announced alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Anne-Marie and Wolf Alice in live sets, some of which have been recorded all around the country. In addition to the live sets, there will be ten new sets from some of the biggest names in dance music.

With over a hundred performances and easy access, this will be another chance for people to enjoy live music in the wake of lockdown letting up. After ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ had to compete with Eurovision and some technical difficulties with the initial streaming, hopefully, the ‘Big Weekend’ will run smoothly and keep music fans nourished until more live music venues and events open for business.

Watch some of the performances of last year’s Big Weekend here

Words by Ellen Oakley