BBC Radio 1’s tenth Big Weekend serves up
a bumper line-up at the Faenol!
Florence & The Machine, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Dizzee Rascal, Pendulum
and Cheryl Cole will all perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
– the station’s annual music extravaganza - which takes place at Vaynol Estate,
Bangor, North Wales on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May.
Chris Moyles unveiled the spectacular line-up of over 30 UK and
international artists who will be playing on the two main stages during his
show this morning (26th April, 6.30am-10am) with a bit of help from
fellow Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe.
Other artists set for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend are Scouting for
Girls, Biffy Clyro and JLS plus Welsh bands the Lostprophets,
Kids in Glass Houses and Marina & The Diamonds.
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is the station’s flagship event and the
UK’s biggest free ticketed festival. Forty-thousand lucky music fans can enjoy
performances from four stages in Vaynol Estate – the Main Stage; the In New
Music We Trust Stage; the Outdoor Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage.
For listeners tuning in there will also be exclusive Live Lounge sessions
broadcast from backstage. Jason Carter, Editor, Live Music & Events, Radio 1, says: “We’ve
pulled out all the stops for our tenth BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend with an
outstanding line-up of the best UK and international talent, along with new and
“It’s a great opportunity to put a national focus on North Wales as Radio 1
brings two days of distinctive programming encompassing the very best live
music, fantastic sets and some original collaborations. And no-one has to miss
any of it as it will be on radio, online, on TV and the red button!”
Iwan Trefor Jones, Corporate Director, Gwynedd Council, says: “We’re
very proud to welcome these talented artists to Gwynedd. Our unique combination
of breathtaking mountains and coastline will provide a fantastic backdrop for
Radio 1’s Big Weekend. We look forward to showing the world what makes Gwynedd
a great place to live, work and visit.”
Alun Ffred Jones, Minister for Heritage, National
Assembly for Wales, adds: “I am delighted this major musical event is coming to
Wales next month. This demonstrates our growing reputation as a venue for major
events and shows that the facilities exist in all parts of Wales to host
top class events.”
Main Stage Saturday 22 May
Florence & The Machine
Scouting for Girls
30 Seconds to Mars
Sunday 23 May
In New Music We Trust Stage Saturday 22 May
Bombay Bicycle Club
Sunday 23 May
You Me at Six
Marina & the Diamonds
Kids in Glass Houses
The line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage will be announced by Huw Stephens
during his show on Wednesday 28th April (9-10pm) while the line-up
for the Outdoor Stage will be announced by Annie Mac on Thursday 29th
April while she deputises for Fearne Cotton (10am-1pm).
A truly multi-platform experience, Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast
on Radio 1, with a major interactive presence online athttp://bbc.co.uk/radio1
and many live performances available to watch on demand. There will be
highlights on BBC Three and extended performances can be seen via the
Red Button on digital TV during the weekend.
Registration for tickets opens at 9am on Monday 26th April and
closes at 7pm on Monday 3rd May at bbc.co.uk/radio1.
There are 40,000 tickets available across the weekend. Tickets are free, but
last year over 350,000 people applied for them and demand is expected to be
huge again this year.
Each lucky applicant will receive a pair of tickets for either Saturday or
Sunday. The event goes to a different area in the UK each year and Radio 1 will
again give priority to applicants in the region. Tickets will be allocated
randomly, but weighted in favour of those living in Bangor and across North
Wales, with a smaller amount distributed nationally.
Throughout the weekend, Radio 1 DJs including Chris Moyles, Fearne
Cotton, Greg James, Scott Mills, Zane Lowe, Vernon Kay, Jo
Whiley, Edith Bowman, Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw will be
introducing the bands on stage and broadcasting from the event.
Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates present all the highlights from Radio 1’s Big
Weekend in Bangor. Times and details to be announced.
Live streams from stages and backstage throughout the weekend.
Video performances from all the stages, on-demand for seven days after the
Exclusive backstage video with the bands via Radio 1's DJs will be put online
throughout the weekend.
Stunning photography and free downloads will be available throughout the
weekend and the week after.
Get audio and video downloads, wallpapers, photos and keep up to date with the
Digital TV viewers can press the Red Button from BBC television channels to
watch performances from Radio 1's Big Weekend. Red button coverage will be
presented by Radio 1's Nihal.
Ticket registration for
Radio 1's Big Weekend opens from 9.00am on Monday 26th April
and closes at 7.00pm on Monday 3rd May.
There are 20,000 pairs
of tickets available to listeners for the event – 40,000 in total.
Only one application
per person is permitted and we do not allow multiple applications using
the same email address.
Checks to identify
those trying to enter more than once will be undertaken both during
registration and once the process is complete – with entries removed from
the ballot if they do not adhere to the rules and regulations.
BBC Radio 1 will email
entrants between Wednesday 5th May and Thursday 6th
May to advise if they have been successful or not. Tickets will then be
sent in the post.
Tickets are secure and
traceable – every ticket is securely printed with a unique barcode and
the name and address of the person who received it. If an entrant has
been selected but does not receive tickets BBC Radio 1 will cancel the
original ones and advise on how to get replacements. Tickets will be
scanned on the gate and any cancelled tickets will be rejected.
BBC Radio 1 advises to
not risk buying tickets from other people – to apply for tickets people
will be asked to accept a condition that says they will not resell the
tickets. Wherever possible any tickets re-sold will be invalidated. Valid
tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend are free and are only available through
BBC Radio 1's Big
Weekend does not have an age limit; however those under 16 will need to
be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. Children under two
years old do not need a ticket, but those that are two and over will need
The event is accessible
– the two main stages have viewing platforms for disabled people.
Disabled parking is available for anyone with a Blue Badge on a first
come, first served basis. Wheelchair charging will be available at the