Jonas Brothers to join The 1975 for Big Weekend in Scotland

Mimi Webb, Self Esteem and the Jonas Brothers are among the new names added to the list for the Dundee festival.

Mimi Webb, Self Esteem and the Jonas Brothers are among the star-studded names joining the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee.

Other names announced include Thirty Seconds To Mars, Tom Grennan and Headie One for the 2023 event.

Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan and The 1975 were previously announced for the flagship live music festival, which will take place in Dundee from May 26 to May 28, with more than 80,000 fans expected to attend.

The city was set to host the festival in 2020, however the event did not go ahead due to the Covid pandemic.

Friday, May 26, will be a special dance line-up then on Saturday, May 27, the Jonas Brothers and The 1975 will headline the Main Stage.

Lewis Capaldi and The 1975 were previously announced for Radio 1 Big Weekend in DundeeGetty Images

Further acts and details for May 28 are set to be announced on Wednesday.

The Jonas Brothers said: “We can’t wait to perform in Scotland for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023. We’re excited to play your favourite songs as well as some new music.

“There are going to be some great artists there. It’s going to be epic.”

Coming off the success of her debut album Amelia, Mimi Webb said: “I’m so excited to be back performing at Big Weekend. Last year’s was one of my favourite shows of the summer.

“This year’s performance will be even better with an all new and improved set with songs from my debut album.”

Thirty Seconds To Mars said: “We are very excited to join the madness once again with our old friends at Big Weekend. It’s always a magical event, and we’re very much looking forward to sharing the stage with so many talented artists.

“Big thanks to our friends at Radio 1 for having us again, we can’t wait to be back. And we may even have a few surprises.”

Tom Grennan says: “I cannot wait to be playing Radio 1’s Big Weekend. It’s one of the biggest shows of the year and it’s always such a good day.

“My album will be out by then too so people hopefully will know all the new songs as well and not only that, it’s in Scotland, Dundee. The best fans in the world. Here we go.”

The event will also broadcast live across the weekend with on demand performances on Radio 1’s iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

Local residents are given preference for tickets to Big Weekends with 50% being reserved for those living in Dundee and the surrounding area.

A further 40% will be reserved for those living in the rest of Scotland while the remaining 10% will be available in the rest of the UK.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend aims to kick-off the summer festival season by bringing large scale musical events to smaller cities around the UK to shine a light on the local area.

The BBC is working with Dundee City Council to run the event.

Saturday and Sunday tickets go on sale at 8.30am on Friday and will cost £29.

Tickets for Friday, May 26, go on sale at 6.30pm on March 31 and will cost £18.

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