Catfish And The Bottlemen have just been announced to headline the BBC Introducing Stage at this year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend on May 24 2014. The billing sees the Communion/Island Records signed 4 piece playing alongside the likes of Lorde, London Grammar, CHVRCHES and Clean Bandit at the three day event in Glasgow, and follows the Radio 1 B-listed release of their latest single ‘Kathleen’, which also found playlist slots at XFM and 6Music, and charted Top 5 in Spotify’s Most Viral Tracks.

The headline slot sits amidst Catfish’s 17 date headline UK tour- including a sold-out London Dingwalls date on May 20- and precedes a characteristically hectic summer for the band, which will take in a raft of further festival appearances including Latitude (Lake Stage, curated by Huw Stephens), Reading & Leeds Festival and Kendal Calling.

A frenetic tour schedule (over 100+ gigs in the last 12 months) has seen the 4 English kids from North Wales play Radio 1’s Future Festival (alongside Royal Blood & Circa Waves) and perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festival (alongside the likes of Denai Moore, Thumpers and JAWS), amidst a relentless UK tour itinerary which has also taken in sold-out headline London shows at The Barfly, Sebright Arms and Borderline.

UK Live Dates:

3 May LEEDS Live at Leeds

4 May GLASGOW Stag and Dagger

5 May DUNFERMLINE PJ Molloys

6 May EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete’s

9 May LEICESTER The Scholar Bar (Academy)

10 May BIRMINGHAM Institute, Temple

11 May OXFORD Academy 2

18 May GUILDFORD Boileroom

19 May SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

20 May LONDON Dingwalls SOLD OUT

21 May CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

23 May MANCHESTER Dot To Dot Festival

24 May GLASGOW Radio 1 Big Weekend (BBC Introducing Stage Headline)

26 May NEWCASTLE Cluny

27 May MIDDLESBOROUGH Westgarth

28 May WREXHAM Central Station

29 May DERBY The Victoria Inn

30 May YORK Duchess

5 July GLOUCESTERSHIRE Barn on The Farm

11 July LIVERPOOL X&Y Festival

12 July ABERSOCH Wakestock Festival

15 July MAGALUF Mallorca Rocks (supporting Jake Bugg)

16 July SAN ANTONIO Ibiza Rocks (supporting Jake Bugg)

18 July OXFORDSHIRE Truck Festival

19 July SOUTHWOLD Latitude Festival

20 July NORTH DEVON Somersault Festival

25 July SURREY Redfest

26 July NORTH YORKSHIRE Deer Shed Festival

27 July SHEFFIELD Tramlines Festival

1 August KENDAL Kendal Calling

2 August DERBYSHIRE Y Not Festival

9 August LEICESTERSHIRE Strawberry Fields Festival

22 August READING Reading & Leeds Festival

23 August LEEDS Reading & Leeds Festival

30 August BINGLEY Bingley Music Live

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