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2 hours ago, onlyME said:

Think it will either be in Wales or the south coast of England. Bradford in 2025.

Unless its Wrexham in the North of Wales cant imagine it being anywhere near the south til 2030. I think it will be an England city as guessed last year my role over of jubilee/coronation new cities joins my suspects for 2024 but for 2025 to 2026 think will be back on the North of Ireland it would be nice as its been since 2013 since they’ve been to Ireland for Radio 1’s big weekend and would be good to have it near Dean and Nat’s home towns but wonder if location wise if it may come from in few years more cost effective locations with reduced travel costs. I think the south or central England for such reasons would be potential safe choice.

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2 hours ago, Jono said:

BBC has approached Festival Republic for comment ?

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-68085595

If it was nearer London I imagine the guests will be pretty top. 

Wonder who’s who of the artists being selected for this years big weekend I think it would be a good pick and potentially the right year too have Dua Lipa headlining Declan McKenna, Last Dinner Party , CMAT, RAYE, Nothing But Thieves I’ll expect on thee line-up

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Does Olivia Rodrigo have a gap in her schedule for May? Or am I misremembering. Still mad that artists like her (and I expect dua lipa) are gonna be pulling up to Luton…

Suspect Tom Grennan will also end up there as he is from bedfordshire.

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Same weekend as Slam Dunk which is down the road if Big Weekend is in Luton.

4 hours ago, R1Fan1 said:

Does Olivia Rodrigo have a gap in her schedule for May? Or am I misremembering. Still mad that artists like her (and I expect dua lipa) are gonna be pulling up to Luton…

 

Possibly the Sunday, she's in Amsterdam on Friday and Saturday. Not miles away, I suppose.

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It feels odd that Glastonbury has made their headliner announcement and big name performers on the stages that are broadcasted across BBC before big weekend when big weekend is held a month before. Interesting they have gone for a big weekend vibe almost with with Dua Lipa, SZA, Olivia Dean, Little Simz and Burna Boy playing the pyramid and Disclosure, The Last Dinner Party and Nothing But Thieves on the other stage.

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59 minutes ago, BBCAaron said:

 Interesting they have gone for a big weekend vibe almost with with Dua Lipa, SZA, Olivia Dean, Little Simz and Burna Boy playing the pyramid and Disclosure, The Last Dinner Party and Nothing But Thieves on the other stage.

Yeah my first thought was wow, what a Big Weekend line up.  Even Shania had a lot of airplay on R1 recently with that Anne Marie song.  Overall seems like it's "missing something".  All fine artists (well I'm not too keen on Dua nor Coldplay but tons of people are) just nobody EXCITING.

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8 minutes ago, lochnessa said:

Yeah my first thought was wow, what a Big Weekend line up.  Even Shania had a lot of airplay on R1 recently with that Anne Marie song.  Overall seems like it's "missing something".  All fine artists (well I'm not too keen on Dua nor Coldplay but tons of people are) just nobody EXCITING.

I don’t mind Coldplay used to be my favourite band few years back still got couple of their albums on vinyl considering this will be their fifth time playing its hard to find this as an exciting booking for them. I know papers and other different music sources were rumouring that Madonna and Stevie Wonder was top choices to play and if they were booked they would be that that something. I get that vibe find the stuff on the Park Stage, Westholts and the Woodsies (old John Peel tent) have some of the best acts.

Do share that feeling.

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4 hours ago, BBCAaron said:

It feels odd that Glastonbury has made their headliner announcement and big name performers on the stages that are broadcasted across BBC before big weekend when big weekend is held a month before. Interesting they have gone for a big weekend vibe almost with with Dua Lipa, SZA, Olivia Dean, Little Simz and Burna Boy playing the pyramid and Disclosure, The Last Dinner Party and Nothing But Thieves on the other stage.

Same time as most years for the Glastonbury lineup.

Similar balance of radio 1 artists to previous years, too. 

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So Friday's line-up comes out on Monday. Going to be really interesting to see how that evolves from the dance day to a mainstream day. 

Having seen pictures of Raye last night it'd be a scoop to get her performing. 

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5 hours ago, Jono said:

So Friday's line-up comes out on Monday. Going to be really interesting to see how that evolves from the dance day to a mainstream day. 

Having seen pictures of Raye last night it'd be a scoop to get her performing. 

It will be interesting to see what they do with the Friday line-up think maybe someone like Fred Again.would be a good choice. Raye having not been booked for Glastonbury this year would be a good book post BRITs to boost listening figures and IPlayer/TV ratings.

I still think Friday maybe dance heavy as since they are set to launch Radio 1 Dance on DAB+ radio it shows how mainstream and popular the genre is. 

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I’m going to take a stab at the headliners (based on who I think R1 have the budget for and who they’ve played lots in the past few months) 

Friday: Fred Again..

Saturday: Usher

Sunday: RAYE

All 3 of these also have touring gaps where they’d be able to play big weekend.

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Won't be Fred Again. He's said he's only doing Reading and Leeds in UK this year 

Calvin is a probable because of Vick.

Raye and Dua Lipa are both high on list I imagine. Although with DL headlining Glasto maybe Beyonce 

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Friday is from 4pm to 11pm.

Saturday is from 12pm to 10pm.

Although I imagine they will have some pretty big hitters for Friday to encourage people to choose the shorter day instead of the longer one. It’ll probably be a dance act as headliner, so maybe Calvin Harris as suggested above, or perhaps Chase & Status.

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