Snow Patrol are to headline BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend music festival in Coventry.
The festival is taking place over four days in four different cities across all four UK countries.
Coventry was chosen to represent England and its event will be held in the War Memorial Park – just 22 miles from Birmingham city centre.
Violinist and Aston Villa fan Nigel Kennedy will be another star guest.
With no Glastonbury this year, the shows in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be a chance for the public to see some of the UK’s biggest acts across the late May bank holiday weekend from May 25-28.
Residents in each of the host cities are guaranteed to get 60 per cent of the tickets for the event which will be held in Coventry on the last two days of the Spring Bank Holiday.
BBC Radio 2 will be in town on Sunday May 27, while on the Monday 28 the crowds will be entertained by BBC Radio 3.
But the dilemma for Coventry music fans is that the date could clash with Coventry City appearing at Wembley for the second year running if the team reaches the League Two Play Off Final.
This game will be held on Monday, May 28 – the order of games has been reversed this year because of the World Cup, so the Championship final will be held on Saturday 26 instead of the usual Bank Holiday Monday.
Snow Patrol will be the headline act in Coventry, recently awarded the UK City of Culture title for 2021.
Other guests announced today include Billy Ocean, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band and violinist Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
BBC Radio 2 breakfast presenter Chris Evans says: “The Biggest Weekend is shaping up very nicely indeed. Can’t wait to find out who else is going to be performing.”
Those confirmed for the line-up across the country’s locations are Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Beck, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Barnett and Public Service Broadcasting.
The booking process will be handled by Ticketmaster – the only official ticketing agent for The Biggest Weekend.
More than 175,000 tickets will be made available to the public and tickets will be geographically weighted with a percentage available to each of the local areas.
They will go on sale from Monday, February 12 priced at £18 plus £4.50 booking fee.
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