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Exeter hosts Radio 1's 'Big Weekend'

Exeter will host this year's 'Radio 1's Big Weekend' - with the majority of the free tickets going to people living in the city and the surrounding areas.

The two day music festival is held in a different UK city every year and is the largest free ticketed festival in Europe.

It's Europe's largest free ticketed festival Credit: PA Images

Thousands of music fans will be able to enjoy the event at Powderham Castle.

World famous band Coldplay will be coming home to play the festival.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was born less than 500 yards from the venue Credit: PA Images

I was born and raised in Exeter so being part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year means a huge amount to me personally.

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.

– Chris Martin, Colplay
Previous host's include Bangor in North Wales Credit: PA Images

Ellie Goulding, Chase and Status, Bring Me the Horizon and Craig David are also among the line-up with more names to be added.

Ellie Goulding is also amongst the line up Credit: PA Images

The event will be produced in partnership with Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils.

This is so exciting for the city and for the young people of Exeter and Teignbridge. The atmosphere will be amazing at Powderham Castle - a once in a lifetime experience.

– Exeter City Council

Ticketing details will be revealed on Radio 1 on 21st March.