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Radio 1's Big Weekend 2024 in Luton


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Stockwood Park in Luton will play host to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2024 with over 100,000 music fans expected to attend the live music spectacular from 24 May – 26 May 2024.

This year, Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be supersized with four stages running across three days: Radio 1 Main Stage, Radio 1’s Future Sounds, Radio 1 Dance and BBC Introducing. Radio 1’s flagship festival will showcase around 100 acts, from the biggest stars in the world to new and emerging artists, with the full line-up and ticketing details to be announced on Radio 1 in the coming months.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicks off the UK’s festival season by bringing some of the biggest UK and international artists to cities that may not otherwise host such a large scale event. From Miley Cyrus in Middlesbrough to Stormzy in Hull, Ed Sheeran in Coventry, Taylor Swift in Norwich, Bruno Mars in Derry, Camila Cabello in Glasgow and The 1975 in Dundee, music fans around the UK have seen superstar acts perform on their doorsteps. The festival shines a light on the surrounding area and provides a major boost to the local economy, with huge demand for tickets ensuring the event sells out almost immediately every year. Last year’s festival generated £3.7 million for the host city of Dundee.

This year, the BBC is working closely with Luton Council to ensure that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2024 is a safe and secure environment for all those attending the festival.

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25 minutes ago, radio247 said:

Who will on the bill? Dua Lipa? Olivia Rodrigo?

I assume Dua Lipa musty be vying for a headline slot this year and wouldn’t be surprised if she is on Glastonbury’s bill it would have made sense that she’d announce the details of her forthcoming album around that time considering her next single of it is dropping very soon. She’s been an artist the station has nurtured from her first single around eight years ago. It seems plausible for Olivia Rodrigo to perform on the back of the success of her sophomore album. It’s another year that is touted to be another success story for female pop artists with Taylor Swift bringing her sell out Era’s tour to the U.K and have the return of Ariana Grandé, Zara Larson and Lady Gaga who could be doing big performances in the U.K in the space of the dance and electronic studded could have Nia Archives and Pink Pantheress. Do think Nothing But Thieves could make it to the big stage but wonder if they could end up booking Noah Kahan or Teddy Swimms who have been quite popular in both charts, radio play and social media.

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I felt like there was more Phoebe Bridges being played that normal the last couple of weeks. That'd go down well with the alternative lot.

Hope they've not printed the big posters of all the DJs they like to paste around the site. There were loads for Vick and Jordan over the past few years! 

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Still no lineup announcement yet! Feels like the latest that we haven’t had any acts announced for it in a good few years now (apart from 2022, but I guess they were still a bit unsure cos of Covid!)

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1 hour ago, radio247 said:

There are a lot of big names making comebacks this year. I wonder if we will see some curveballs on the line-up? Like Vampire Weekend have new material out, and still appear on the station a lot. 

Celebrating twenty years according to Huw Stephens' show tonight 

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Given the popularity of 90s/early 00s music with teenagers at the moment, I do wonder if they’ll take a much more varied approach era-wise to the lineup for the first time. Maybe including some 00s acts to tie-in with the launch of the new station.

I do think the Sophie Ellis Bextor live lounge this week is evidence the station could be open to pivoting in this direction. If someone told me that was happening two years ago I wouldn’t have believed it!

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Interesting that there's a lot of emphasis on it being a three day festival. Previously there was always a dance event, but could there be more on Friday this year? They say it'll the 'biggest event in years'.

 

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The Friday day is going to be very similar to the other two days, apart from starting a couple of hours later. 
 

apparently, there will be a main stage as with the other days, whilst the second stage will be based around dance.

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