BBC Radio One's Big Weekend info
Genres: RnB, Pop/Commercial, Indie, Electro, Hip Hop
Radio 1 brings the biggest party of the summer back to the shores of the Foyle as Londonderry's Ebrington Square hosts 3 days of the brightest names in music at Big Weekend 2013.
Now expanding to a massive three days, making way for a day dedicated to Dance and Radio 1Xtra, Radio One's Big Weekend continues to attract the brightest stars from around the globe.
With each years tickets being won by lucky applicants picked at random, the festival continues to have a sense of excitement about it, as everyone in attendance shares in their fortunate glee at being there.
With each year's event being held at a different cities around the British Isles, every Big Weekend has a slightly different feel, as it ingratiates itself with each locale.
With previous guests being such massive stars as Florence & The Machine, Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal, Jay Z, Faithless, Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters and Basement Jaxx to name a few, you are always guaranteed an enormous lineup, as Radio One uses all of its broadcasting weight to bring to festival goers the biggest stars in pop music.
BBC Radio One's Big Weekend 2013 Lineup
To see this years lineup, please use the link below
Location of BBC Radio One's Big Weekend 2013
History of BBC Radio One's Big Weekend
Radio 1's Big Weekend (previously known as One Big Weekend) is a music festival run by BBC Radio 1. It is held once a year, in a different location within the United Kingdom each time. It is the biggest free ticketed music event in Europe and always includes a host of new artists.
The festival was a spin-off of Radio 1's touring summer roadshow, "One Big Sunday", where every Sunday during July and August, a different town would host the roadshow, usually next to a beach or in a large park. These were also free, but non-ticketed. A show in Falkirk in 1999 attracted in excess of 500,000 people, 450,000 above the expected amount. People eventually had to be turned away.
Originally a 'One Big Weekend' would run twice a year. The Saturday was dedicated to dance music and the Sunday to bands. But since 2005 the dance day has been replaced by a second day of bands. In 2005 the dance music took place on a second stage on the Saturday only and in 2006 it took place off site at a club on the Saturday night.