International superstar and UK chart topper Katy Perry was today revealed as one of the headline acts set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend inHull. Katy joined Nick Grimshaw on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning to make the announcement, revealing she will play the Saturday night slot.

She joins the previously announced line-up of Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy in Hull for Radio 1’s annual flagship event on 27 and 28 May.

Discussing her upcoming trip to Hull with Grimmy she told the Breakfast Show host she’s looking forward to trying the area’s local delicacies including chip spice, savoury patties and Yorkshire puddings. The two have even planned a date to Hull’s Yorkshire pudding factory!

Katy Perry says: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend is always a blast and I’m so happy to be able to make it to Hull alongside the incredible line-up. Grimmy has told me all about Hull and we’ve already set up a date to the Yorkshire pudding factory!”

Nick Grimshaw says: “Well happy Katy Perry is coming to Hull! She’s one of my favourite pop stars to see and also loves a good night out which I’m sure Hull will provide!”

Hosted by Radio 1 DJs, Radio 1’s Big Weekend is Europe’s largest free ticketed festival, and will be heading to Hull to coincide with the UK City of Culture celebrations for 2017.