BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
“There’s a lot of ‘I can’t quite believe this is happening here’ and ‘this is so exciting for our city’ sentiments”
Drowned in Sound
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is the UK’s premier free festival. Curated by Britain’s leading youth broadcaster, the event brings together a stellar cast of British and International talent and presents it to an audience of over 25,000 per day.
Jaw dropping line-ups that have become a signature of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, previous years have included the likes of Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, One Direction and Muse.
The festival is free to all that attend, is broadcast live Nationwide on BBC Radio 1 and also features visualised sets and features on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.
Date: 27th – 28th May 2017
Location: Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire
Attendance: 25,000 per day
Line-up 2016: Bastille, Coldplay, Chase and Status, Jake Bugg, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Craig David, Jack Garratt, Biffy Clyro, Stormzy, Wolf Alice
Line-up 2017: Stormzy, Little Mix, Kings of Leon