HEADING to Radio 1's Big Weekend today? Here's our tips for five acts not to be missed.

The 1 for New Music Stage


Mabel is a rising star and her hit single Don’t Call Me Up is a proper ear worm.

The Northern Echo:

We’re sure it will sound as catchy as ever in Stewart Park today!


Sigrid is riding high following the release of her debut studio album Sucker Punch this spring.

She is going on a headline tour across Europe and North America later this year, and today’s performance is going to be a fabulous warm-up for those gigs.

Main Stage

Little Mix

Fifty per cent of Little Mix are proud North-East natives, so no doubt they are going to be pretty excited to be performing on home turf.

The Northern Echo: Little Mix to play Westonbirt Arboretum

The group have so many hits, it’s hard to choose a favourite, but hopefully they will keep everyone happy and dancing – despite the bad weather forecast for today.

Sean Paul

Sean Paul has enjoyed a commercial comeback in recent years, collaborating with Sia, Little Mix and Clean Bandit, among others.

The Northern Echo: Sean Paul’s one night only show

His set will surely be another singalong classic for the Boro crowd!

BBC Music Introducing Stage

Tom Walker

Tom Walker won the Brit Award for best breakthrough act this year, and his biggest hit Leave a Light On has secured him numerous accolades.

He’s definitely one to watch.