Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran to headline BBC ‘Biggest Weekend’ festival

BBC Biggest Weekend festival


and have been named as two of the headliners for the BBC’s Biggest Weekend music festival, which is due to take place this May.

We’re used to seeing BBC Radio 1 put on a massive festival every year, but things are a little bit different this year, as this is no longer BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, this is the BBC’s Biggest Weekend.

The festival is the most ambitious festival that the BBC has tried to pull off to date, as Biggest Weekend will not be taking place in one location this year, it will be taking place in FOUR separate locations across the UK, which is pretty staggering. The festival will take place between Friday May 25th to Monday May 28th.

As opposed to just BBC Radio 1, each of the BBC’s radio stations will take part this year, with each of the four locations housing different radio stations, thus giving different festivals for different tastes.

BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, and Asian Network will take over Swansea’s Singleton Park, in which and will headline on separate nights.

BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3 will take over Scone Palace in Perth, Scotland, along with the War Memorial Park in Coventry.

The Titanic Slipways in Belfast, Northern Ireland will become the home to BBC Radio 6 Music.

More than 175,000 tickets will be available for the event, costing just £18 along with a £4.50 booking fee.

More acts are set to be announced over the coming weeks. Already the line-up includes among names such as Manic Street Preachers, Bec, , and Snow Patrol.

BBC Biggest Weekend festival


Speaking about the festival, BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw said: “You know it’s the start of summer when we put on a massive festival, and we’re bringing two of the biggest artists in the world to Swansea. Taylor and Ed put a whole massive line-up to be announced make The Biggest Weekend the event of the year”.

BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans added: “The Biggest Weekend is shaping up very nicely indeed. Can’t wait to find out who else is going to be performing”.

As expected, the festival will be covered extensively online, on TV, and on Radio.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on Monday, February 12. Ticketing will work in a similar fashion to how it has for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in the past, in which a certain percentage of tickets will be allocated to people living in each of the local areas.


Nick is an Editor at imediamonkey®, originally joining the team in 2012. He's a lover of all things Reality TV and Music, so you'll probably find him obsessing over Celebrity Big Brother and Beyoncé.

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