BBC The Biggest Weekend lineup announced, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher

Glastonbury is taking a year off, but the BBC are upping the stakes.

The BBC have revealed more big names in the lineup for The Biggest Weekend - an expansion of their annual Big Weekend in the wake of Glastonbury's absence in 2018. 

As previously announced, a selection of music's biggest stars will be performing at four locations across the UK. They are: Perth in Scotland, Swansea in Wales, Coventry in England, and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheerean will headline the Radio 1/1Xtra Swansea date, Noel Gallagher leads the BBC Radio 2/Radio 3 bill in Scotland, while Snow Patrol and legendary violinist Nigel Kennedy will take to the stage for another Radio 2/3 joint weekender in Coventry.

Finally, 6 Music have a location all to themselves in Belfast, with Beck, Manic Street Preachers and Courtney Barnett as the first confirmed acts.

Other confirmed acts across the weekend include Niall Horan, The Shires, J Hus, Orbital, Jess Glynne, Paloma Faith, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Amy MacDonald, Goldie (Live), UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Jamie Cullum, Danielle de Niese, James Bay, Ash, Years & Years, First Aid Kit, Wolf Alice, Young Fathers, Little Dragon, The Beat starring Dave Wakeling, Breeders, Julie Fowlis, Evelyn Glennie, Go Go Penguin, Miloš, and Scottish Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith.

And it gets bigger: the latest acts announced are Florence + The Machine, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie, Bastille, Hailee Steinfeld, Panic! At The Disco, CHVRCHES, Jessie Ware, Not3s, Jorja Smith, Jax Jones, MØ, Steel Banglez, Tom Walker, Rae Morris, Blue Rose Code, Andy Brown, Callum Beattie, Hannah Grace, Jalen, N’Gonda, Joe Dolman, Turin Brakes, Wandering Hearts, Catherine McGrath, Nikhil., Lykke Li, Jaguar Land Rover Band and Jon Boden. Phew! 

"You know it's the start of the summer when we put on a massive festival, and we’re bringing two of the biggest artists in the world to Swansea, explained Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw. "Taylor and Ed plus a whole massive line-up to be announced make The Biggest Weekend THE event of the year."

Florence Welch said: !I'm very excited to perform at The Biggest Weekend, can’t wait to see you all in Swansea, while Shawn Mendes posted: “Had such a fun time at last year’s Big Weekend and can’t wait to come back this time to Swansea for The Biggest Weekend! Such an amazing line-up of artists to be playing with!"

175,000 tickets will be available, and like BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, some will be geographically weighted, allocating more tickets to local people in the host cities and surrounding areas. Tickets go on sale on Monday February 1 via Ticketmaster. 

Full lineup details are below:

Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales

Saturday 26 May - BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network

Sunday 27 May - BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network

Artists confirmed: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, plus more to be announced.

Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland

Friday 25 May - BBC Radio 3

Saturday 26 May - BBC Radio 2

Artists confirmed: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra plus more to be announced.

War Memorial Park, Coventry, England

Sunday 27 May - BBC Radio 2

Monday 28 May - BBC Radio 3

Artists confirmed: Billy Ocean, Snow Patrol, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Concert Orchestra plus more to be announced.

Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Friday 25 May - BBC 6 Music

Saturday 26 May - BBC 6 Music

Artists confirmed: Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers, Public Service Broadcasting plus more to be announced.