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One Direction, Lily Allen, Bastille Added To Radio 1's Big Weekend Line-Up In Glasgow

28/04/2014 09:09 BST | Updated 28/04/2014 09:59 BST

One Direction are the latest act to be added to the line-up of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which will see some of the biggest names in music performing in Glasgow next month.

Nick Grimshaw confirmed on his Radio 1 breakfast show that the boyband will be kicking off the proceedings at the free two-day event, which takes place on May 24 - 25.

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One Direction

They said: “We're so excited to perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow. Glasgow we're coming to get you!”

The radio DJ revealed later in his show that Lily Allen, Bastille and Jake Bugg would also be on the line-up, while Coldplay, Rita Ora and Pharrell Williams had already been confirmed.

Lily teased fans about her festival performance, saying: “I've got some exciting surprises in store about the way the show is being presented. It's been a long time coming, I'm very excited.”

Meanwhile, it looks to be a busy weekend for One Direction who will open up the event on May 24 and then head to Dublin, where they’re scheduled to play a stadium gig as part of their ‘Where We Are’ tour, which kicked off in South America last week.

The boys look like they’re having a great time out there, though admittedly band member Liam Payne seems slightly overwhelmed by the attention from the group’s South American fans.

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Liam Payne in South America

He posted a picture to Twitter showing the magnitude of fans who were waiting for One Direction outside of their hotel room, writing: “I will never understand, and you will never understand what this does to somebody ...why?”

Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend have now been allocated, though the event while be streamed live on Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Three.

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