BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
24 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
The flagship event Radio 1’s Big Weekend will return in May and for the first time will be extended to three days for 2013. The extravaganza will kick off on Friday 24 May, where there will be a day focused on Dance music and BBC Radio 1Xtra plus the usual two huge days of big name acts and fresh new music on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May.
Two Door Cinema Club and Olly Murs were the first named guests for 2013’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Other headline artists announced by Nick Grimshaw on 6 May include Bruno Mars, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris.
Friday: Calvin Harris / Chase And Status / Dizzee Rascal
Rita Ora / A$AP Rocky / J. Cole / Rudimental Live/ Wiley / Maverick Sabre / Katy B / AlunaGeorge / Angel Haze / Pete Tong / Zane Lowe / MistaJam / B Traits / Toddla T / Danny Howard
Saturday: Biffy Clyro / The Vaccines / Two Door Cinema Club
DJ Fresh / Labrinth / Foals / Kendrick Lamar / Ellie Goulding / Conor Maynard / The Saturdays / Alt-J / Bring Me The Horizon / The 1975 / Iggy Azalea / Kodaline / Laura Mvula / Frightened Rabbit
Sunday: Bruno Mars / Paramore / Thirty Seconds To Mars
Vampire Weekend / The Script / Olly Murs / Jake Bugg / Wretch 32 / Little Mix /Disclosure / Bastille / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Everything Everything / Jessie Ware /Miles Kane / We Are The Ocean / HAIM
The UK’s biggest free ticketed event is in its tenth year and will be returning to Northern Ireland after the previous visit in April 2004 to coincide with Derry~Londonderry being the UK City of Culture for 2013. Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be held at in the heart of the city at Ebrington Square and the Pavilion, and performances will span across two stages – The Main Stage and In New Music We Trust stage.
In the lead up to the main event, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning will also embark on a special week of local engagement and outreach activity in the area - opening the doors to Radio 1’s Academy from Saturday 11th – Friday 17th May 2013. During the week young people in Derry will be invited to attend the academy and take part in a series of workshops and master classes covering a range of topics including music, radio, journalism and business. There will be inspirational sessions with people who have made it to the top of their profession, as well as practical advice and skills on offer to help young people take the next steps in their careers.
Details about how to sign up for sessions at the Radio 1’s Academy are due to be announced on Friday 26th April with the full line-up and session plan announced on 3rd May.
Radio 1's Big Weekend tickets have now been allocated. Well done if you got some - we'll see you in May!
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and streamed online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend and on mobile. It will also be broadcast on BBC Three with highlights from acts across the weekend.
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