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Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to Headline Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Train to Perform at First Livestream Gig

The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker and the Chris Martin-fronted band are tapped for the BBC Radio 1’s music festivity while Pat Monahan and his bandmates stage their first-ever virtual concert.

AceShowbizEd Sheeran and Coldplay will headline the virtual Radio 1’s Big Weekend as music fans countdown to June.

After the event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the four-day 2021 spectacular, which began on Friday (28May21), will feature over 100 live performances from sites across the U.K. over the British spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Coldplay will hit the stage at Whitby Abbey while Sheeran is set to perform on the banks of the River Alde in Suffolk.

The online festival will also feature AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste, London Grammar, and Royal Blood among others.

Fans will also be able to watch a selection of tracks on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer and YouTube channels, with a curated stream on BBC iPlayer, featuring select performances and artist interviews from Saturday to Monday.

Meanwhile, Train will perform their album “Drops of Jupiter” in its entirety during their first-ever livestream performance on 25 June (21).

The band will take to the stage at The Wiltern in Los Angeles for the Soul Vacation gig, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic album. In addition to the livestream, their concert will be available to watch again on 26 June at 8pm BST and 8pm AUS EST – to allow fans globally to tune in for the gig.

Promoting the upcoming concert on Instagram, Train wrote, “We could all use a vacation, is that right?! Join us for Train’s Soul Vacation, a stream to celebrate 20 years of Drops of Jupiter.”

“We’ll be taking the stage at The Wiltern in Los Angeles to perform the album that you all love, with some other favourites along the way.”

Tickets for the livestream are available to buy now, here: dreamstage.live.

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