The UK radio station's annual music festival will be held at Burton Constable Hall in Hull on May 27 and May 28 and BBC Radio One 'Breakfast Show' host Nick Grimshaw announced the 'Sex On Fire' hitmakers are among the first acts confirmed to be taking to the stage to play to 50,000 fans.
Speaking on his show on Monday morning (23.01.17), he said: ''I'm super excited for Big Weekend as it kicks off festival season and always has a mega line-up of the best live music. Roll on May - I can't wait to party in Hull alongside Kings of Leon, Little Mix, Stormzy and loads more!''
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.
Ben Cooper, controller of Radio One said: ''Listen to Radio 1, and search on your phone, to find out how you could join the young people of Hull enjoying the biggest pop stars, playing the best new music, from the UK and around the world.''
Martin Green, director Hull UK City of Culture 2017, added: ''We are thrilled that BBC Radio One's Big Weekend is coming to Hull for 2017. Bringing this major national event with some of the biggest names in the music industry is a massive coup for the city and confirms its growing international profile as THE place to be. We're delighted to be working closely with the National Heritage Memorial Fund appointed trustees and family at Burton Constable, as well as our colleagues at Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ensure a successful event.''
Further information about Radio One's Big Weekend 2017, including the full line-up, will be announced in coming months along with ticketing details.
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