Swindon band Beatbullyz will feature on the Introducing Stage for breaking acts at Lydiard Park on 10 May.
Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, who concentrates on discovering new acts selected Beatbullyz to perform and interviewed them on his evening show on 15 April.
“I get up to 400 CDs a week to review, plus MP3 files and requests to watch YouTube clips,” said Huw. “BBC Wiltshire put forward Beatbullyz for the Big Weekend and I’m really pleased they’re appearing. They have a real freshness in their sound; it’s got energy, passion and honesty, they’re being themselves and bring a lot of fun to their music.
“The Swindon music scene is very strong; there is a lot of talent in the town and also across Wiltshire. The Fringe shows are going to be really good.”
The band members – Disco, Bozo, Philonius Funk and frontman Bully – will also be appearing at the Rehab, as part of the Fringe series of concerts before the Big Weekend on 7 May.
Bully, who grew up in West Swindon, said, “what a great coup for Swindon that Beatbullyz have been chosen to play at the Big Weekend.”
A competition entry last year saw Beatbullyz winning an appearance on TV’s Hollyoaks.