TO BE BROADCAST ON TV, RADIO AND ONLINE
Last Updated May 15, 2018:
BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Four; Radio 1; Radio 2; Radio 3; Radio 4; Radio 6 Music; BBC iPlayer; Radio; BBC Music; BBC Studios; OrchestrasThe BBC today announces its plans for broadcasting The Biggest Weekend across TV, radio and online on the late May bank holiday weekend.
You'll also be able to keep up with all of the action and your fave stars on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook across the weekend using the hashtag #BiggestWeekend.
Plus, you'll be able to watch all of the action, every day on the Biggest Weekend website at bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend and on https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer.
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Original Press Release Dated April 5, 2018:
More big names have been added to the line-up for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend. The four-day festival is taking place next month on the late May bank holiday weekend (25-28 May) over four sites in four nations.
The huge musical extravaganza will be broadcast on TV, radio and online and will celebrate the extraordinary breadth and diversity of music across the BBC.
Announced today: Florence + the Machine, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie and others join an already massive and stellar line-up made up of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Orbital, Beck, Underworld, Nigel Kennedy, Danielle De Niese, The Shires, Manic Street Preachers, Emeli Sandé, J Hus, Go Go Penguin, Snow Patrol, Strictly Come Dancing with the BBC Concert Orchestra plus many many more.
The Biggest Weekend will host concerts in Belfast, Coventry, Swansea and Perth with sets available on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 6 Music, BBC iPlayer, online, mobile and extensive TV coverage on BBC One, Two and Four.
Acts added to the line-up are:
Shawn Mendes says: “Had such a fun time at last year’s Big Weekend and can’t wait to come back this time to Swansea for The Biggest Weekend! Such an amazing line-up of artists to be playing with!”
Bastille says: "We can’t wait to head to Swansea this year for The Biggest Weekend. It’s awesome to be involved, and we’re really excited to be part of the line-up alongside such a big mix of artists.”
The Biggest Weekend artists will perform at the following sites:
Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Plus 6 Music Recommends stage artists: Baloji, Dream Wife, Hannah Peel, Hollie Cook, Imarhan, Jordan Rakei, The Orielles, Phoebe Bridgers, SOAK, Touts, Shame, Superorganism and a DJ set from David Holmes.
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales
War Memorial Park, Coventry, England
More info and tickets
Also part of The Biggest Weekend is The Biggest Weekend Fringe, a creative and comprehensive outreach programme which will take place from Friday 18 May until Monday 28 May. The 10-day event will include live musical performances, industry insight, workshops and Q&A’s with BBC Radio DJ’s and influential figures, a UK wide tour with BBC Music Introducing, a new Ten Pieces initiative called No Place Like Challenge, Radio 1’s Academy, employability events and work experience opportunities for young people plus lots more. The Biggest Weekend Fringe will travel to the four host cities - Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea - as well as the rest of the UK.
To buy tickets for The Biggest Weekend, please go to www.bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend. Tickets are priced £18 (plus £4.50 booking fee). Please note tickets for Swansea (Saturday and Sunday), Perth (Saturday only) and Coventry (Sunday only) have sold out.
Further information about The Biggest Weekend broadcast coverage will be announced soon.