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Coldplay to headline BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016

The annual festival will be taking place in late May at Exeter in Devon

Published: Tuesday, 2nd February 2016 at 11:16 am

This year's BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend venue and headliners have been confirmed. Exeter, are you ready? 


Radio 1 announced that Coldplay would be headlining the annual BBC music festival, along with Chase & Status, Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Bring Me the Horizon.

More artists and ticket information are set to be released on 21 March.

This year's Big Weekend is set to take place at Exeter's Powderham Castle in Devon from 28-29 May. 

Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, spent the early part of his life in Devon, and it seems that he's pretty excited to perform at the venue.

"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," he told the BBC. "Guy, Will, Jonny and I are honoured to be on the bill and we're looking forward to a very special show."


Last year's Big Weekend took place in Norwich, with Muse, Taylor Swift and Foo Fighters headlining. The event has been travelling around England since 2003. 


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