To celebrate BBC Music's Biggest Weekend coming to four cities in four nations this summer, the BBC is holding a 10-day Fringe across the UK starting on Friday 18th May 2018.

We want as many local and independent venues to programme and curate live music under The Biggest Weekend Fringe umbrella, celebrating music scenes across the UK and sharing our passion and enthusiasm for new and emerging music.


I ddathlu bod Penwythnos Mwyaf BBC Music yn dod i bedair dinas ym mhedair gwlad y DU, mae'r BBC yn cynnal Gŵyl Ymylol 10 diwrnod ledled y DU gan ddechrau ddydd Gwener 18 Mai 2018.

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This is a great opportunity to shine a light on incredible grassroots music venues across the country,

Music Venue Trust looks forward to working with the BBC to enable large numbers of venues to take part

Mark Davyd , CEO, Music Venue Trust

Events

BBC Employability Event - Swansea Featured event
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BBC Employability Event - Swansea

Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea

Friday 27th Apr

11:00am til 4:00pm (last entry 11:45am)

Minimum Age: 16

As part of the Biggest Weekend Fringe, the BBC is running an employability event for 16-24s from Swa...

Radio 1 Featured event
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Radio 1's Academy Ticket Launch - Huw stephens piano sessions

Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea

Saturday 5th May

1:00pm til 4:00pm (last entry 2:00pm)

Minimum Age: 16

N/A

Radio 1's Academy Ticket Launch - DJ Huw Stephens presents Piano sessions with special guests.

BBC Radio 2 Present War Horse: The Story in Concert Featured event
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BBC Radio 2 Present War Horse: The Story in Concert

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Friday 18th May

6:30pm til 9:30pm (last entry 7:00pm)

Minimum Age: 12

The BBC Concert Orchestra performs 'War Horse: The Story in Concert' with guest narrators including ...

Jazz Jam Night
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Jazz Jam Night

Florence Arts Centre, Whitehaven

Friday 18th May

7:30pm til 11:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Free

Free Jazz Jam Night - sing, play or just enjoy the tunes! This month our Jazz Jam is part of BBC Mus...

Live Cabaret with Fanny Burns
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Live Cabaret with Fanny Burns

The Yard, Coventry

Friday 18th May

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Free Admission

Part of The Biggest Weekend Fringe event, an award winning hilarious and witty drag artist performin...

The Winachi Tribe + Supa & Da Kryptonites
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The Winachi Tribe + Supa & Da Kryptonites

Stramash , Edinburgh

Friday 18th May

11:45pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

00.00

Leeds Electro Funksters 'The Winachi Tribe' joined by Edinburgh based 9 piece Hip Hop/Reggae/Grime b...

Uprising curated by BBC Music Introducing in Oxford
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Uprising curated by BBC Music Introducing in Oxford

O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford

Friday 18th May

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 8

From ?8

Academy Events present Uprising - BBC Music Introducing Ft. Be Good as part of The Biggest Weekend F...

Chris While and Julie Matthews
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Chris While and Julie Matthews

The David Hall, South Petherton

Friday 18th May

8:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 12

?15 / ?14 concessions

We welcome Two of the best female artists on the Folk circuit today.

malpaso gang, inevitable teaspoons, killer clyde, harlitones
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malpaso gang, inevitable teaspoons, killer clyde, harlitones

Krakatoa, ABERDEEN

Friday 18th May

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

?5

bbc music's biggest weekend fringe

Music Technology Degree Show: Swansea College of Art UWTSD
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Music Technology Degree Show: Swansea College of Art UWTSD

Swansea College Of Art UWTSD Dylan Thomas House , Swansea

Friday 18th May

7:00pm til 9:00pm

No age restrictions

free

Music Technology Degree Show: Swansea College of Art UWTSD. An immersive audio concert series of c...

The Coventry Steampunk Cabaret Show
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The Coventry Steampunk Cabaret Show

The Herbert Art Gallery And Museum, Coventry

Friday 18th May

7:00pm til 11:00pm (last entry 7:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

?12.00

A steampunk performance spectacular with music and burlesque to delight all. -Part of The Biggest We...

The Magic Numbers + Penelope Isles
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The Magic Numbers + Penelope Isles

Bedford Esquires, Bedford

Friday 18th May

8:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

14

Part of the BBC's Biggest Weekend Fringe Events.

Transitions Dance Company – Triple Bill 2018
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Transitions Dance Company – Triple Bill 2018

The Albany Theatre, Coventry

Friday 18th May

7:30pm til 10:15pm (last entry 7:30pm)

Minimum Age: 14

?16 - ?18

A brand-new triple bill of specially commissioned dynamic contemporary music and dance pieces.

Flashback Festival
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Flashback Festival

The Yeovil Showground, YEOVIL

Saturday 19th May

2:00pm til 12:00am (last entry 11:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

TIER 2 - ?25 / TIER 3 - ?30

Flashback Festival is a 1 day outdoor music festival showcasing childhood classic bands from the 70'...

Quint Starkie
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Quint Starkie

Florence Arts Centre, Whitehaven

Saturday 19th May

8:00pm til 11:00am

Minimum Age: 16

?10.00

Part of the BBC's Biggest Weekend Fringe: a live set from Lancashire-born, Stockholm-based singer-so...

The Royal Bedding
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The Royal Bedding

The Underground, Hanley

Saturday 19th May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 14

5.00

In collaboration with Musicians Against Homelessness The Royal Bedding Officially part of BBC ...

The Situation
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The Situation's 7th Big May Birthday

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

Saturday 19th May

5:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 15

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The Situation celebrate 7 years of DIY new original live music promotion at The Foxlowe Arts Centre.

Family Orchestra and Chorus Project Rehearsal 1
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Family Orchestra and Chorus Project Rehearsal 1

Stoke Park School And Community College, Coventry

Saturday 19th May

11:30am til 4:30pm

Minimum Age: 5

free

A chance for families to make music together, joining members of the BBC Concert Orchestra in a seri...

Hello La Voix
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Hello La Voix

The Albany Theatre, Coventry

Saturday 19th May

7:30pm til 10:30pm (last entry 7:30pm)

Minimum Age: 14

?16 - ?18

The larger-than-life star from Absolutely Fabulous The Movie and Britain’s Got Talent.

Herbert Lates: Draw!
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Herbert Lates: Draw!

The Herbert Art Gallery And Museum, Coventry

Saturday 19th May

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

?3.00

Join us for drink and Draw, Live Drawing Battles, street food, and DJs -Part of The Biggest Weekend ...