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BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 'returning to Dundee in May' after 2020 event killed off by Covid

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is understood to be making a landmark return to Dundee, three years after the city's second turn at the event was kiboshed by Covid. The Record understands from festival insiders that the City of Discovery will play host to the annual festival on May 26-28, boasting a world-class line-up of big hitters.

The east coast city was set to host Big Weekend in 2020 at Camperdown Park, which had been the venue for the festival in 2006. A tie-in with local bakers Clarks saw the world's biggest Dundee cake baked for the announcement; the line-up was set to include Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, AJ Tracey and Biffy Clyro.

However, growing fears over public safety as the coronavirus pandemic took hold prompted concerns that the event would not go ahead. Organisers ultimately canned it on March 13 – ten days before then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked people to "stay at home" – and replaced it with a virtual event online instead in 2020 and 2021.

Scots music fans had hoped Dundee would get first dibs on the Big Weekend's triumphant return in 2022. However, event bosses handed the gig to Coventry, which had been named the UK City of Culture the year before.

But the BBC's decision – as yet not officially announced – suggested the broadcaster has not forgotten its promise to Scotland's sunniest city.

A BBC statement read: "We are very grateful for the large number of cities across the UK interested in hosting Big Weekend, which attracts thousands of festival goers and generates significant income for the local area. All our decisions are made on what’s best for our young audience, and we’ll be looking to announce more information later this year.”

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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA  (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.