Coldplay to play Radio 1's Big Weekend

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Coldplay to play Radio 1's Big Weekend

Coldplay are to perform at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend event.

The 'Adventure of a Lifetime' hitmakers will play in frontman Chris Martin's English hometown of Exeter, in Devon, at the annual music extravaganza held on May 28 and 29.

Coldplay are joined on the bill by and Chase & Status, who have been confirmed for the event.

Speaking about playing Big Weekend, Chris said: "I lived the first few years of my life less than 500 yards from where we'll be performing so this couldn't be more of a homecoming for me.

"Guy, Will, Jonny and I are honoured to be on the bill and we're looking forward to a very special show."

Joining them are pop sensation Ellie Goulding and rock band Bring Me The Horizon, who've enjoyed huge success since releasing their 2015 LP 'That's The Spirit', which reached number two in the official UK album chart. It will be the rock group's debut BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend performance.

And DJ Nick Grimshaw also announced on his breakfast show that electronic pop duo Chase & Status and Craig David are part of the bill.

Many more acts are expected to be announced in coming weeks.

Ticket details for the event held at Exeter's Powderham Castle will be revealed on 21 March.