Katy Perry heads to Hull with BBC Radio 1

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by Stephen Chapman

BBC Radio 1 has confirmed that Katy Perry will be one of the headline acts to perform at its Big Weekend in Hull.

Part of the City of Culture celebrations, it was announced on the Nick Grimshaw show this morning.

She’ll be playing the Saturday night slot and joins Little Mix, Kings Of Leon and Stormzy, in the city.

“Radio 1’s Big Weekend is always a blast and I’m so happy to be able to make it to Hull alongside the incredible line-up. Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we’ve already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory!” Perry told Grimshaw.

Europe’s largest free ticketed festival is hosted by Radio 1 DJs and will take place at Burton Constable Hall.

“It's awesome that Katy Perry is headlining Saturday night at Radio 1's Big Weekend. A superstar addition to a sensational event, as well as to Hull 2017's fabulous music programme,” said Martin Green, director Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

In the lead up to the event, BBC Learning will produce Radio 1’s Academy to help inspire local teenagers to look at creative careers.

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