BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival is set to take place on the doorstep of Hertfordshire this year.

Over 100,000 fans are expected to attend the event, which is being held in Stockwood Park, Luton, from May 24 to 26.

The three-day event will host musicians across four stages: Radio 1 Main Stage, Radio 1’s Future Sounds, Radio 1 Dance and BBC Introducing.

Although this year’s headliners have yet to be announced, previous editions saw acts like Taylor Swift perform in Norwich and Ed Sheeran in Hull. 

The BBC will broadcast live across the weekend, with performances available live and on demand online.

The corporation said the festival provides a boost to the local economy and the 2023 festival generated £3.7 million for the host city of Dundee.

Luton Council leader Cllr Hazel Simmons MBE said: “The fact that BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, one of the UK’s largest and most popular music festivals, has chosen Luton is fantastic news for our town, especially our young people, and will showcase all the wonderful things about Luton."

The date that tickets come on sale has not yet been confirmed.