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RADIO 1'S BIG WEEKEND PLANS

Ed SheeranAJ TraceyAnne-MarieCeleste and Royal Blood will perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend at the end of May.

It’s not an in-person festival. Due to pandemic restrictions, fans will be watching or listening to the performances via radio or online.

There will be more than 100 sets, including 50 that will be new and five that will be filmed on location in front of iconic backdrops around the U.K. More will be recorded at the BBC’s Radio Theatre.

The event will take place across four days for the first time in its history, from 5/28-31. Other acts on the bill include MabelWolf AliceEric Prydz and Bicep, plus two more for Sunday TBA.

Interested in tuning in? Performances will be broadcast on Radio 1 with full sets available on streaming platform BBC Sounds. A selection of tracks will be available to watch on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels, with a curated stream on iPlayer featuring select performances and artist interviews from Saturday to Monday.

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