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Ed Sheeran films live set for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend of Live Music at Snape Maltings




A Suffolk venue will provide the backdrop to a live set performed by singer Ed Sheeran when it is enjoyed by thousands of people this Bank Holiday weekend.

Framlingham-based Sheeran's live performance for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend of Live Music is filmed at nearby Snape Maltings, which is described by the BBC as a 'landmark arts complex on the banks of the River Alde'.

The Suffolk singer's set is one of more than 100 live performances fans can enjoy, with the music being broadcast on Radio 1 from Friday to Monday - Sheeran's performance is scheduled for 2pm on Saturday.

Ed Sheeran at Snape Maltings for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend of Live Music 2021. Picture: BBC/Jamie Simmonds
Ed Sheeran at Snape Maltings for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend of Live Music 2021. Picture: BBC/Jamie Simmonds

Full Big Weekend sets - which will also include Coldplay, Jorja Smith, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste, London Grammar, Mabel, Royal Blood and Wolf Alice who filmed at other locations across the UK - will be available on BBC Sounds.

And 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 selected performances and artist interviews from Saturday to Monday.

BBC One will also broadcast a 90-minute Big Weekend special hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James.

Radio 1's Big Weekend 2021: Best Bits, which will be broadcast from 10.20pm on Saturday, will showcase some of the highlights from each of the new sets filmed around the UK and in the BBC's Radio Theatre.

The team at Snape Maltings describe the location as a '19th-century industrial complex in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', which is 'home to independent shops, galleries, cafes and a world class concert hall'.

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