BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend is coming to Coventry later this year, and it’s bringing some huge musical names with it.
Set to take place at the War Memorial Park, five acts have already been announced , and are sure to wow the Coventry crowds.
This year, the annual Big Weekend has become the Biggest Weekend, with the event taking place in four cities across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
But while Coventry are missing out on Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran – who are both performing in Swansea – the Midlands is still set to enjoy a stunning line up.
With more acts to be announced in the coming weeks, here’s the lowdown on the first of those we already know are coming.
Snow Patrol – Sunday May 27
Scottish alternative rock band Snow Patrol are one of the biggest bands to perform in Coventry in recent years.
Since 1993, they’ve been wowing crowds across the globe, but it is believed that this will be the first time that they have performed in Coventry.
They are best known for hit single Chasing Cars, but whilst it failed to reach the top five in the charts, the 2006 single was voted the song of the noughties in a Channel 4 poll.
In total, they have 10 singles which have charted in the UK, but have only ever reached number one in Belgium and the Netherlands, with singles Shut Your Eyes and Just Say Yes.
Snow Patrol are no strangers to the big stage, having performed in Hyde Park as part of the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, along with appearances at Glastonbury and T in the Park.
With their first album in seven years set to be released in late May, expect Snow Patrol to mix old with the new when they come to Coventry.
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