RADIO 1’S BIG WEEKEND will return to Scotland this year, three years after it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

After hosting the event in 2006, the Scottish city’s Camperdown Park was once again set to play host to the Big Weekend in 2020, before that edition was cancelled due to COVID.

From May 26 to 28 Camperdown Park will welcome festival-goers to the City of Discovery. Some of the biggest names in music are expected to descend on the city with the likes of Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and Sam Fender all performing at last year’s event.

Organisers have yet to reveal any names on this year’s bill but it’s expects in the coming weeks.

A spokesperson for the BBC told the Courier all their decisions are made on what’s best for their young audience and added they were hoping to announce more information in the future.

They said: “We are very grateful for the large number of cities across the UK interested in hosting Big Weekend, which attracts thousands of festival goers and generates significant income for the local area.

“All our decisions are made on what’s best for our young audience, and we’ll be looking to announce more information later this year.”

Thousands are expected to descend on the city for the event. In previous years the majority of tickets have been reserved for residents of the host city.

Dundee will become the first Scottish city to host the event twice.

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