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Radio 1's Big Weekend is set to travel to Exeter this summer.

The event is Europe's biggest free ticket outdoor festival, and - as usual - the majority of tickets will go to those in the local area.

Coldplay, Chase & Status, Ellie Goulding and Craig David have all been confirmed for the event, which takes place on May 28th - 29th. Coldplay singer Chris Martin is keenly anticipating the show, which he claims is a sort of homecoming.

He told Radio 1: "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."

Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Ben Cooper, said: "We've taken Lady Gaga to Carlisle, Taylor Swift to Norwich and now we're taking Chris Martin back home. We're very proud to be able to bring such a diverse range of acts to Exeter, where they'll be part of our biggest weekend of the year."

Radio 1's Big Weekend hits Exeter's Powderham Castle on May 28th - 29th.

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