We’re super-excited to announce that Bradford-born singer-songwriter Zayn Malik is the Ambassador for Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture.

Born and raised in East Bowling, Bradford, Zayn still has strong connections to the city.

Throughout 2025, Zayn, along with the people of Bradford, will celebrate the district as the UK City of Culture. As Bradford’s 2025 Ambassador, Zayn will be taking part in some citywide activations and special projects that will celebrate all that the area has to offer, focusing on the rich diversity, culture, and youth of the city – all to be announced later this year.

Zayn Malik wearing a Bradford 2025 hat

Bradford is and always will be home to me. It’s a very special place and I’m happy to see it being recognised as the City of Culture for 2025. There are some exciting projects I am taking part in throughout the year that I can’t wait to share with you.

I’ve travelled all over the world but my roots and family remain in Bradford. Now we can celebrate this great city and the people who live and work here with the rest of the world.”