Radio 1 Teen Awards line up announced

Mollie King and Nick Grimshaw

The line up for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards has been announced by Nick Grimshaw who will co-host the annual event with Mollie King from the Saturdays.

Mollie says: “I am really thrilled…There’s a really great line up and its fantastic that the awards celebrate amazing teenagers who deserve to be recognised!”

Alongside headliner Pixie Lott will be US R’n’B singer Jason Derulo, singer songwriter Ed Sheeran and Rizzle Kicks.

They’ll be joined by Cher Lloyd, One Direction and Joe Jonas.

One Direction– One Direction

Liam Payne from One Direction says: “I’ve always wanted to go to the Teen Awards and now we’re playing at them!”

The Teen Awards celebrate the achievements of inspirational teens alongside awards for top stars from the worlds of music, sport and entertainment.

‘Teen Heroes’

The centrepiece of the event will be the recognition of three very special ‘Teen Heroes’. They were nominated by Radio 1 listeners and chosen by a panel of celebrities, Radio 1 & 1Xtra DJ’s and experts from youth organisations.

Winners will also be crowned for Best British Single, Best British Album, Best British TV Show, Best British Actor, Best British Music Act and Best British Young Sports Star as voted by Radio 1 listeners.

An audience of eight thousand 14-17 year olds will be at Wembley Arena, London on Sunday 9th October.

Nick Grimshaw says: ”This is one of my favourite events in Radio 1’s calendar. A whole load of pop stars, some very special teen heroes and thousands of screaming teenagers – It’s gonna get noisy!”

Radio 1 will be bringing listeners all the fun from the awards ceremony with Greg James and Huw Stephens live on-air from 12pm.