Twenty One Pilots join BBC Big Weekend — UK return planned during Bandito Tour

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots pose backstage after meeting fans in store at HMV Manchester on March 05, 2019 in Manchester, England.

One of the hottest acts in music is heading back to the UK but not somewhere you might expect

Twenty One Pilots have been announced as one of the headline acts for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Middlesbrough next month.

The duo have spent the last few months travelling the world on their incredibly popular Bandito Tour but will take a break from playing venues in the US and Canada to play the festival in one of the most unlikely of locations.

When you think of UK festivals, you'd expect the likes of Twenty One Pilots to appear at the likes of Glastonbury, TRNSMT or Reading & Leeds, but not Middlesbrough.

Drummer Josh Dun (L) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots perform on stage during the Bandito tour at Tacoma Dome on November 16, 2018 in Tacoma, Washington.

The BBC choosing to host their annual Radio 1 Big Weekend in the North East town is a great coup for Boro but the town hardly the pinnacle of culture, speaking as someone who lived there for three years. 

Still, the festival will really help but Middlesbrough on the map and the whole thing Twenty One Pilots does with the burning car should fit right in.

Twenty One Pilots are set to join the likes of Miley Cyrus, Stormzy, Little Mix and The 1975 at the two-day festival which takes place on the weekend of May 25-26, 2019.

Unfortunately, tickets for the festival have long since been sold out but if you have managed to snag a ticket or two, you should be in for a real treat. Not least for the Middlesbrough delicacy that is the Parmo.

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots performs live on stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley on March 07, 2019 in London, England.

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