One Direction will be headlining the Radio One Teen Awards this year alongside Little Mix, Taylor Swift and Conor Maynard.
DJ Scott Mills made the announcement earlier this morning –with more of the acts expected to be announced over the next few days. Last year Katy Perry, JLS and The Wanted performed at the event.
Watch this space!
All is revealed
The announcement came this morning when Niall Horan from 1D nipped into the Radio One studios. The boys performed at last year’s event, and by the sounds of it the Irish cutie is chuffed they’re coming back to headline.
“It was so much fun last year and it’s a great line-up. It’s always good to be on a great bill. And obviously with the Teen Hero Award, it’s an award for people who have done amazing things, obviously it’s great to be part of that as well.”
But it wasn’t just Niall jumping for joy; when baby-faced Conor Maynard got the call he was pretty chuffed too.
"I think when you get asked to do something for an amazing cause, as well as the fact that I get to perform which is one of my favourite things to do as an artist, I think it's amazing.”
What’s it all about
The annual event is in its third year and celebrates a whole host of achievements, across the world of celebrity and the lives of young people.
Last year in the celeb awards, Olly Murs won Best British Album, with Ed Sheeran winning Best British Song for The A Team.
For young people aged between 12 – 17 years old the categories are split into Acting Selflessly, Inspiring Others and Acting With Bravery And Courage. A panel made up of Radio One DJs, celebs and youth organisations will select the winner.
Hurry up October!
Radio One’s Nick Grimshaw will be hosting the ceremony again but said that the 2012 award show will blow last year’s out of the water.
“I’m really excited for the Teen Awards, which is one of the most fun events of the year. This year’s going to be bigger and better than ever – as well as celebrating inspirational teenagers.”
We’re excited too Grimmy!
The ceremony will take place in October with free tickets being available from September. We wish we were teenagers again! It’s just not fair.