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The 1975 and Jake Bugg to perform at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter

The 1975 and Jake Bugg have joined the line-up for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Exeter 2016.

They will perform alongside Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Craig David, Chase And Status and Bring Me The Horizon, who were announced in early February. The event will take place on May 28 and 29 in Exeter.

Nick Grimshaw revealed the news during his BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where he was joined by The 1975 and Bugg.

The two acts joined up on Monday night at Radio 1 Presents for a performance at London's O2 Forum in Kentish Town, alongside Lady Leshurr, before appearing on Grimshaw's show on Tuesday morning.

The 1975, whose hits include Girls and Love Me, played the festival when it was in Derry-Londonderry in 2013 and Glasgow in 2014.

The alternative rock band from Manchester said: "We're really excited to be playing in Exeter for Radio 1's Big Weekend. We loved playing Derry-Londonderry and Glasgow and are really pleased to be heading back for a third time."

Bugg, known for songs including Two Fingers and Lightning Bolt, also played the festival in 2013 and 2014.

Big Weekend, now in its 13th year, is Europe's largest free ticketed festival. Since 2003, the event has travelled to different cities in the UK.

Thousands of fans will be able to attend the event at Powderham Castle, while listeners will be able to tune in to the festival on Radio 1.

:: Ticketing details will be announced on March 21. The festival will be broadcast live on Radio 1 and streamed online.


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