Liam Gallagher to headline the BBC Biggest Weekend festival

Festival takes place over May Bank Holiday Weekend

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 08 March 2018 11:22 GMT

Liam Gallagher has been announced as a headliner for the BBC's massive 2018 festival, The Biggest Weekend.

The former Oasis star will join the event - dubbed a "replacement for Glastonbury" as it takes its traditional fallow year so the site at Worthy Farm can recover - which is taking place at four sites across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland during the May Bank Holiday (25-28 May).

Liam's brother and former bandmate Noel has already been confirmed to headline the Scottish leg of the festival on 26 May - Liam will perform as headliner at Coventry's War Memorial Park, which will also host acts including Paloma Faith and UB40.

Liam spoke about playing the same festival as Noel on Radio 2 with Chris Evans, noting: "We're getting closer and closer, we're gonna collide one day and who knows what will happen?"

Also confirmed so far for The Biggest Weekend are major pop and rock acts like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers, Niall Horan and Craig David. J Hus, Franz Ferdinand, Years & Years, Young Fathers and James Bay will also perform.

Tickets and more information about The Biggest Weekend can be found here.

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