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Just announced: Father John Misty & Neneh Cherry join BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend in Belfast

BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend in Belfast this May has just got even bigger with the addition of two new headline acts and a new 6Music Recommends stage.

Neneh Cherry has been added to the bill of BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Belfast on Saturday May 26

BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend in Belfast this May has just got even bigger with the addition of two new headline acts and a new 6Music Recommends stage.

Irritating US indie folkster Father John Misty will be teaming up with The Ulster Orchestra for special live performance on Friday May 25, joining an already stellar bill featuring Beck, The Breeders, Manic Street Preachers, Orbital, Courtney Barnett and Public Service Broadcasting.

Swedish born 1980s musical legend Neneh Cherry is the latest act to be announced for the second day of the event at Titanic Slipway on Saturday May 26, when she'll play alongside the likes of Ash, Underworld, Goldie, Franz Ferdinand and First Aid Kit.

A new 6Music Recommends stage has also just been announced for both days, featuring a mix of local and imported talent: Touts, Hannah Peel, Jordan Rakei, Phoebe Bridgers and The Orielles will play on Friday, with David Holmes, Soak, Shame, Dream Wife, Baloji, Hollie Cook, Imarhan and Superorganism confirmed for Saturday's bill.

With tickets priced at just £18 per day and more acts still to be announced, our very own Biggest Weekend would still be awesome value for money at twice the price.

BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend is in Belfast on Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26. Tickets are available to buy at BBC.co.uk/biggestweekend priced £18 per day, plus a Ticketmaster booking fee of £4.50 per ticket.

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