Coldplay and Jorja Smith are on the line-up of artists that are set to film special performances for this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend, with the former set to record their performance at Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, the monastic ruins that formed the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with Jorja Smith taking to Alexandra Palace in London for her performance.
This year’s Big Weekend will be recorded remotely, with the BBC spicing things up this year by getting each artist to perform their set from a special location of their choosing.
The Big Weekend festival will be virtual for the second consecutive year due to coronavirus-enforced restrictions, so it’ll be broadcast across BBC Radio 1, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds from May 28-31. Coldplay and Jorja Smith also recently performed at Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm livestream last week.
Jorja Smith will hopefully be playing tracks from her latest released EP Be Right Back from Alexandra Palace in North London. Joining her on the bill, AJ Tracey will be performing at a basketball court from South London community hub The Black Prince Trust, while Royal Blood will be performing on Brighton Pier in Sussex, and Ed Sheeran’s performance will be at Snape Maltings, on the banks of the River Alde in Suffolk.