Lady Gaga to headline BBC’s One Big Weekend

Lady Gaga's only UK festival appearance will take place in Carlisle

If you want to catch Lady Gaga at a festival this summer you better head north – to Carlisle. The Born This Way singer’s sole UK festival performance will be part of BBC’s One Big Weekend in the North Eastern city.

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The 25-year-old will headline the main stage, alongside The Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Plan B and Tinie Tempah.

She told fans: ‘I’m really excited. I can’t wait.’

BBC bosses are equally as pleased, anticipating up to 500,000 ticket requests for the two-day event at Carlisle Airfield, which will take place between 14th and 15th May.

Radio 1 Live Events editor Neil Wyatt commented: ‘This will be Lady Gaga’s only UK festival performance this year. It’s going to be a very special moment.

‘We take huge artists to places they wouldn’t normally go. It’s very exciting for Carlisle.’

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Marie Whitehead, chief of tourism, agreed: ‘This is without doubt the single biggest event to happen in Carlisle this side of the Millennium.’

Knowing Lady Gaga, she’s sure to put on a show worthy of such high expectations.

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