BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend isn’t cancelled this year!
However due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, it will take place remotely for the first time ever.
The event was due to take place May 22nd – 24th 2020 in Dundee’s Camperdown Park but now it was officially cancelled backing March. Now though, over 100 artists will be performing live sets for fans.
Biffy Clyro, Sam Smith, Anne-Marie, Young T and Rita Ora have been announced to perform with the event hosting across five ‘stages’ (the Radio 1 Stage, the Radio 1 Dance Stage, the Headliner Stage, the 1Xtra Stage and the BBC Music Introducing Stage) and many more acts which will be announced in the coming weeks.
On playing the festival, Biffy have said:
“We are delighted to be performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend UK 2020.” “As much as we’d love to be performing live onstage, this will be a whole new experience for us and we cannot wait!”
Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James adds: “I’m so pleased we can bring the listeners a brand new version of our Big Weekend this year. It’s our absolute favourite event of the year and we love saying thanks to our listeners for being such a big part of the radio station. It’ll be a great opportunity to re-live some of our favourite performances from over the years and although it’ll be a technical nightmare, having some new performances from artists’ houses will be great for everyone to have something fun to watch and listen to over the Bank Holiday Weekend. And if it all goes wrong, we can just blame the pandemic and say that at least we tried.”