Biffy Clyro Are Playing BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
The first six acts for this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend have been revealed, and Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro are amongst the otherwise pop-oriented names.
Biffy will be joined by Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris and AJ Tracey at the weekender, which takes place from May 22-24 at Dundee’s Camperdown Park (the event’s first time back there since 2006).
“We are delighted to be appearing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee,” enthuses Biffy frontman Simon Neil. “We have had a wonderful relationship with Radio 1 over the years and it is always a highlight to play at the festival. We cannot wait!”
“Radio 1 is nothing without its listeners,” adds Radio 1 Breakfast show host Greg James. “We rely on them getting involved in every show so to repay them for this, we love putting on a massive festival with our favourite artists – and this year we’ve got a brilliant opportunity to shout about our Scottish listeners and demonstrate how much we love them. I can’t wait to be made to apologise for the first, ‘Here we, here we… etc.’ that we hear on air.”
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In other Biffy news, the band’s forthcoming eighth album is reportedly due in the “first half” of 2020, according to bassist James Johnston.
“I can tell you that much without getting locked up,” he said. “We’ve had the MTV Unplugged album and we had the Balance, Not Symmetry soundtrack album. By the time this record comes out it’ll be three albums in three years and I think that’s quite a good return.”
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Biffy’s upcoming album – A Celebration Of Endings – will now be released mid-August
“We have made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of our previously announced spring 2020 performances,” say the band.