UK chart topper Katy Perry has been revealed as one of the headline acts set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull.
Katy joined Nick Grimshaw on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show this week to make the announcement, revealing she will play the Saturday night slot.
She joins the previously announced line-up of Little Mix, Kings Of Leon and Stormzy, in Hull for Radio 1’s annual flagship event on 27 May and 28 May.
Discussing her upcoming trip to Hull with Grimmy she told the Breakfast Show host that she’s looking forward to trying the area’s local delicacies, including chip spice, savoury patties and Yorkshire puddings. The two have even planned a date to Hull’s Yorkshire pudding factory!
Katy Perry says: “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!”
Nick Grimshaw says: “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!”
Hosted by Radio 1 DJs, Radio 1’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 2017.
Further information about Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017, including the full line-up and ticketing details, will be announced on Radio 1 in the coming weeks and months. Of course we’ll also keep you updated.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1. All performances will be available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.