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Fans react angrily to Coventry decision to turn down Big Weekend

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Community leaders in Coventry have branded the decision to turn down Radio 1′s Big Weekend in 2011 as “unforgivable”.

The Coventry Telegraph this week revealed that the council turned down the festival – which featured Lady Gaga and Foo Fighters as headliners – because it said it could not raise the £140,000 required at short notice.

Politicians, including Councillor Coun Ruane, are now urging the city to get behind a bid for the Big Weekend in 2013. They claim hosting the event could cost half the figure quoted originally by the newspaper.

Mr Ruane told the Coventry Telegraph: “It’s unforgivable to pass up on such a well known national event.

“What’s even more of a letdown is to know that the council hasn’t submitted a bid to Radio One or even picked up the phone to them since.”

In 2011 the event went to Carlisle instead – bringing in around £1.7m to the area.

http://unofficialmills.co.uk/wordpress/2013/01/fans-react-angrily-to-coventry-decision-to-turn-down-big-weekend-in-2011/

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I wonder how far ahead they actually plan the Big Weekend? I would have thought this years would have been sorted by now?

On another note, I hope that this year, as it was for Bangor and Carlisle, that the breakfast and afternoon show will go and stay wherever it is for the week before. Should be Grimmy and Scott then. Although it would have been good a Moyles and Mills run-up to the weekend with live cameras. Oh we'll :(

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I wonder how far ahead they actually plan the Big Weekend? I would have thought this years would have been sorted by now?

On another note, I hope that this year, as it was for Bangor and Carlisle, that the breakfast and afternoon show will go and stay wherever it is for the week before. Should be Grimmy and Scott then. Although it would have been good a Moyles and Mills run-up to the weekend with live cameras. Oh we'll :(

It was revealed Swindon were shortlisted for the Big Weekend a few years back and that article came out in the November so I suspect you're right. I still live in hope that they come to the East this year.

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It was revealed Swindon were shortlisted for the Big Weekend a few years back and that article came out in the November so I suspect you're right. I still live in hope that they come to the East this year.

If I had to take a guess, perhaps East Anglia this time. I see there's a petition online to get it to Derry, but would think that costs would be too high to get everything and everyone over to Northern Ireland.

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hacking wikipedia is like breaking into a museum in the middle of the day. it's possible, but pointless considering you can just walk in through the front door xD

I swear I'll go nuts if they go to Norfolk this year, considering I've just moved away!


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