Music: How can you get tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend 2019?

Rita Ora, Bring Me The Horizon, Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Sigrid, Jax Jones and James Arthur are some of the hottest names joining the already star studded line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 in Middlesbrough.

The station’s biggest event of the year, brings together the biggest international and UK artists for a weekend of show-stopping performances across radio, TV, online and social.

Taking place at Stewart Park on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, an audience of 64,000 BBC Radio 1 fans can expect a huge line-up including Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, Future, Mabel, Zara Larsson and Khalid who were announced last week.

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How can you get tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend?

Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend go on sale at 5pm on Thursday 14 March, priced at £18 plus £4.50 booking fee. For more information, please go to www.bbc.co.uk/bigweekend

Tickets will be geographically weighted with a percentage available to each of the local areas. Middlesbrough will have 50 percent of tickets reserved, 35 percent of the tickets will be reserved for those living in the areas of the Tees Valley Combined Authority which include: Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar, Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, whilst the remaining 15 percent of tickets will be available for the rest of the UK. The booking process will be handled by Ticketmaster - the only official ticketing agent for Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

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Now in its 16th year, Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicks off the UK’s festival season, as well as taking artists to the cities that may not otherwise host a large scale event like Big Weekend, shining a light on the host city and providing a major boost to the local economy. This year, the BBC is working closely with Middlesbrough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority to put on Radio 1’s Big Weekend with the event estimated to generate £3.5 million to the local area.

Live sets from Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 all weekend. All performances will be available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.