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Roll on the Weekend: Miley Cyrus and The 1975 to headline R1’s Big gig

MILEY CYRUS and The 1975 are to headline BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, with this year’s location announced as Middlesbrough.

Little Mix, Mabel, Zara Larsson and Khalid will also perform at the 16th edition of the station’s annual live music event in May.

Cyrus (pictured) said she would bring fans’ ‘favourite songs and possibly some new ones’. It will be a rare UK performance for the pop siren.

See you in Middlesbrough: The 1975’s Matt Healy PICTURE: PA

The 1975 will perform after their double win at this year’s Brit Awards and the release of their fourth album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

They said: ‘We’re delighted to come to the north-east for the first UK show of [the] Music For Cars [tour].

‘Radio 1 has been a massive part of our story over the years and this will be our fourth time playing Big Weekend. It’s great to be coming back, this time as headliners.’

The Big Weekend aims to boost local economies and bring artists to under-served parts of the nation.

Last year the BBC took advantage of Glastonbury’s absence by holding The Biggest Weekend, four simultaneous events between May 25 and 28 in Swansea, Coventry, Perth and Belfast.

This year’s event will be bewtween May 25 and 26, with 64,000 expected to attend. The full line-up and ticketing information are yet to be announced.