Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris to play major festival in Dundee

Biffy Clyro, Harry Styles and Calvin Harris are to perform at a major music festival in...

Biffy Clyro, Harry Styles and Calvin Harris are to perform at a major music festival in Dundee this summer.

Other acts confirmed by organisers include AJ Tracey, Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa.

More than 70,000 music fans are expected to attend Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which will take place in Camperdown Park from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24.

The city previously hosted the event in 2006 with Snow Patrol, Muse, Keane, Pink and Sugababes among the acts on the line-up that year.

Harry Styles said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be taking part while Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro said the Kilmarnock-formed band were “delighted”.

The full line-up and ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Greg James, Radio 1 Breakfast Show host, said: “This year we’ve got a brilliant opportunity to shout about our Scottish listeners and demonstrate how much we love them”.

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said the event will be a boost for the area.

He said: “This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such an exciting event at Camperdown Park.”

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was held in Glasgow in 2014, while in 2018 Perth was among four places around the UK to host BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend.

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