Katy Perry to headline Radio One's Big Weekend
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2017
Katy Perry has been confirmed as the headliner of BBC Radio One's Big Weekend in Hull on Saturday May 27
Katy Perry will headline Radio One's Big Weekend in Hull.
The UK radio station's annual music festival will be held at Burton Constable Hall in Hull on May 27 and May 28 and the 'Chained to the Rhythm' hitmaker will head up the main stage on the Saturday.
And the 32-year-old pop superstar is most looking forward testing out the Yorkshire city's local delicacies such as chip spice, savoury patties and Yorkshire puddings.
Discussing her plans to visit the famous pudding factor, she told DJ Nick Grimshaw on the Breakfast Show on Thursday morning (16.03.17), she said: "Radio 1's Big Weekend is always a blast and I'm so happy to be able to make it to Hull alongside the incredible line-up. Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we've already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory!"
Grimmy added: "Well happy Katy Perry is coming to Hull! She's one of my favourite pop stars to see and also loves a good night out which I'm sure Hull will provide!"
Ben Cooper, Controller at Radio One said: "Radio 1's Big Weekend just got bigger. The young audiences in Hull and on the BBC are in for one of the planet's greatest performers."
Martin Green, the Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, added: "It's awesome that Katy Perry is headlining Saturday night at Radio 1's Big Weekend. A superstar addition to a sensational event, as well as to Hull 2017's fabulous music programme."
The 'Roar' singer joins the previously performers Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy.
Hosted by Radio One DJs, Radio One's Big Weekend is Europe's largest free ticketed festival, and will be heading to Hull to coincide with the UK City of Culture celebrations for Hull in 2017.
Speaking about being on the bill, Kings of Leon said: "Looking forward to seeing you in Hull for Radio One's Big Weekend at the end of the May. Huge thanks to Radio One for leading the charge in helping us get our music to our fans, it's going to be a great show, can't wait!"
The majority of free tickets for the music event, which celebrates its 14th year, will go to the residents of Hull and the surrounding areas.
Further information about the music event, including the full line up and ticketing details, will be announced on Radio One in coming weeks.