Mumford and Sons will headline  Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Exeter this May, taking to the main stage on the opening day.

Scott Mills announced the act on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, earlier today.

The event is Europe’s biggest free ticketed event, and has a line up which includes The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas and Jess Glynne.

Marcus Mumford said: “I’ve never been to Radio 1’s Big Weekend so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do… I wanna make up for it with five years’ worth of riders.”

The tickets for the event were snapped up in the first day of release, with 25,000 free tickets available for each day.

Here’s the line-up:

Main stage, Saturday:

Mumford and Sons headlining.

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Bastille, Chase and Status, Jake Bugg, Jess Glynne, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, Sigma, Tom Odell.


In New Music We Trust stage, Saturday:

Bring Me the Horizon headlining.


Also on the In New Music We Trust stage are Craig David, Chvrches, Fetty Wap, Flume, Stormzy, Tame Impala, and Twenty One Pilots.


Main Stage, Saturday:

Coldplay headlining.


Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, One Republic, The 1975, The Weeknd, Years and Years, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Kygo complete Saturday’s main stage line-up.


In New Music We Trust stage, Sunday: 

Biffy Clyro headlining.


Also on the In New Music We Trust stage are Alessia Cara, Alesso, Jack Garratt, Panic! at the Disco, Skepta, The Last Shadow Puppets and Wolf Alice.

The festival will be streamed on the Radio 1 site, for those of us who weren’t able to secure tickets.