Music News for Wednesday

January 31, 2018 - 6:00am

TAYLOR SWIFT & ED SHEERAN HEADLINING BBC 'MUSIC'S BIGGEST WEEKEND' 2018: Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran have been announced as headliners for the BBC's 2018 The Biggest Weekend, the BBC's largest live music event. The event takes place between May 25-28 across four different United Kingdom locations, including England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Snow Patrol, Beck and Courtney Barnett are among the show's other performers. Tickets will go on-sale February 12th.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TAKING THE BRIT AWARDS STAGE NEXT MONTH Justin Timberlake has lined up his next big gig following February 4's Super Bowl. The singer announced he'll be performing at the 2018 BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena on February 21nd. It'll mark his first overseas performance following the release of his album Man of the Woods, which comes out February 2nd. The performance will also be Timberlake's third time at the BRIT Awards, having previously taken the stage in 2003 and 2013. Justin will join BRIT performers Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora.

MIKE POSNER RELEASES NEW LIVE ALBUM OF 'SPONTANEOUS POETRY JAMS': Mike Posner, the Grammy-nominated singer behind "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," is working on a new album, but in the meantime, you can check out his new live album, I was born in detroit on a very, very, very, very, very, very, very cold day. Recorded while he was on tour with Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, the album features Mike reciting poetry on stage. During the tour, Mike wrote a new poem to perform every night, and his backup band would make up music on the spot while he was talking.