Category: Big Weekend

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Radio 1 seems to have well and truly ditched the old rules for Radio 1's Big Weekend as it aims for something even bigger this year - returning to Derry in Londonderry for three days from May 24th 2013.
For months social media has been busily suggesting possible locations for BBC Radio 1's Weekend 2013 - with Derry in Northern Ireland being one of the most likely venues.
Community leaders in Coventry have branded the decision to turn down Radio 1's Big Weekend in 2011 as "unforgivable".
It has just been announced that the Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga will headline BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May in Carlisle. On the main stage on the Saturday are the Foo Fighters, The Black Eyed Peas, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Nicole Scherzinger, Chase & Status, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J. Meanwhile, on the Sunday, Lady Gaga and My Chemical Romancewill be coming to play the free event along with Bruno Mars, The Script, Taio Cruz, Katy B, Professor Gre
It might not seem like the first place you would think of for a celebration of the 2012 Olympics and all things British - but Hackney has been announced as the hosts for a bigger version of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend next year. The premise is very much the same as the Big Weekend with six tents, the live TV and radio coverage, plenty of big names, and a ticket system that favours the local people. However, this will be different because tickets will be made available to over double the amou
Following this morning's announcement that Lady Gaga and Foo Fighters will headline the main stage of Radio 1's Big Weekend, we're excited to say that Swedish House Mafia and The Strokes will headline the In New Music We Trust stage. On the Saturday, joining Swedish House Mafia is The Joy Formidable, Cage the Elephant, Nero, Panic At The Disco, Friendly Fires, and Everything Everything. On the Sunday, joining The Strokes is The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Devlin, Pulled Apart By Horses
Scott Mills has just announced on the breakfast show that BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is coming to Carlisle for 2011! The event will take place at Carlisle Airport on Saturday 14th May 2011 and Sunday 15th May 2011. Keep listening to BBC Radio 1 as well as keeping an eye on our Twitter feed to find out more about who is playing this year's event. Also don't forget to search out 'Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011' on Facebook for the unofficial fan page for the event.
You know what really grinds my gears? How the Big Weekend over the last eleven years has failed to hit the Eastern region. This map shows how Radio 1 has settled for many central locations since Radio 1's Big Weekend begun. It also has notably favoured sites closer to the existing mainstream festivals such as Reading, Leeds, Glastonbury and V. Wasn't the Big Weekend's mission statement to go to towns further away from those sort of events? The East consistently misses out on events t
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra are working on a new special event for 2012 set to be based in London around the time of the Olympic games. The outdoor festival is being spearheaded by Jason Carter, who has been working behind the scenes on BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend over the past few years. Little detail has been given about the event but it is intended to deliver something "extremely special" to the young people living in the boroughs around the Olympics site in East London. Controller of BBC Ra
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