Another BIG name is headed to Glasgow this summer; Coldplay have been unveiled as the first headliner of Radio 1’s Big Weekend which will be hosted for the first time in the city next month.

The band will top the bill at the event on 24th May 2014, following the release of their sixth studio album, “Ghost Stories”, scheduled for release on 19th May 2014. The lead single from the album, “Magic” is available now.

Chris Martin and Co join Paolo Nutini, Rita Ora and The 1975 with many more performers to be revealed over the coming weeks.  Radio 1’s Big Weekend will enjoy its 11th consecutive year this summer and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra while BBC Three will show highlights of the performing acts from across the whole weekend.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend takes place at Glasgow Green from 24th – 25th May 2014.