It’s a one-off musical extravaganza hosted at four sites in four nations across four days, and there are over 175,000 tickets available to the public.
Could we be talking about anything other than The Biggest Weekend?
It’s designed to bring the whole nation together for one massive celebration of live music, and more acts have just been announced, including:
- Craig David
- Niall Horan
- Wolf Alice
- Evelyn Glennie
They’ll appear alongside established favourites such as:
- Ed Sheeran
- Taylor Swift
- Liam Gallagher
- Manic Street Preachers
- The Stereophonics
- Sam Smith
The Biggest Weekend is set for the May bank holiday weekend from Friday 25th until Monday 28th May 2018, and it’ll be coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth, and Swansea. Organised by the BBC, Radio 1’s controller Ben Cooper recently told Music Week that: “It’s probably the biggest undertaking the BBC has ever done regarding live pop music. It’s a one-off moment in history, which hopefully we will all remember.”
Concerts will be hosted by BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, and BBC Radio 6 Music. There will be extensive TV coverage across BBC Two and BBC Four, plus sets available on iPlayer and the internet. Truly something for everyone in every possible way.
If you’d like to make a guest appearance yourself, here are the times and locations:
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales:
- Saturday 26 May – BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network
- Sunday 27 May – BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
- Friday 25 May – BBC Radio 3
- Saturday 26 May – BBC Radio 2
War Memorial Park, Coventry, England
- Sunday 27 May – BBC Radio 2
- Monday 28 May – BBC Radio 3
Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Friday 25 May – BBC 6 Music
- Saturday 26 May – BBC 6 Music
If you’re worried this one might interfere with your current summer festival line-up, worry not. The Biggest Weekend was partly designed to fill the gap in the festival calendar left by Glastonbury, so this should be a great one to tide you over. And, come on, it’s a once in a lifetime event.
Tickets are on sale now, and they’re priced at a staggeringly reasonable £18, plus a £4.50 booking fee. Whether you’d like to see Underworld and Orbital in Belfast or Nigel Kennedy and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Perth, it’s time to get your ticket.