The weekend be held at Camperdown Park on May 22, 23 and 24, the same location of the festival in 2006.
With each year's tickets won by lucky applicants picked at random, the festival continues to have a sense of excitement and exclusivity surrounding it, as everyone in attendance shares the fortunate glee for being there.
Each year the festival is 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 of Big Weekend including Florence & The Machine, Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal, Jay Z, Faithless, Jess Glynne, Foo Fighters and Basement Jaxx to name a few, you are always guaranteed an enormous lineup, as Radio 1 uses all of its broadcasting weight to bring to festival goers the biggest acts.
BBC Radio One's Big Weekend festival information & FAQs
Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend are free and will only be available via the BBC.
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The history of BBC Radio One's Big Weekend festival
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 But since 2005 the dance day has been replaced by a second day of bands.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.
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