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The Guardian festival blog: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more announced for BBC’s Biggest Weekend festival | Music


Noel Gallagher, Beck and Manic Street Preachers also announced for four-city summer festival attended by 175,000 people

Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Noel Gallagher






Something for the Weekend … Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Noel Gallagher
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Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher have been announced as headline acts for the BBC’s four-city music festival, Biggest Weekend.

The event is an upgraded version of the BBC’s annual Big Weekend festival, in lieu of coverage of Glastonbury festival, which is taking a fallow year. It takes place in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea from 25-28 May.

Other names confirmed so far are Grammy-winning US songwriter Beck, Northern Irish arena rockers Snow Patrol, Welsh veterans Manic Street Preachers, 80s pop star Billy Ocean and Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett. Nigel Kennedy will play everything from Bach to Gershwin and Jimi Hendrix, while folk star Eliza Carthy will play with…



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