The Info List - Radio 1's Big Weekend

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Radio 1's Big Weekend (previously known as One Big Weekend, for 2012 as Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, and for 2018 as BBC
Music's Biggest Weekend) is a music festival run by BBC
Radio 1. It is held once a year, in a different location within the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
each time. It is the biggest free ticketed music event in Europe and always includes a host of new artists. The festival is a spin-off of Radio 1's "One Big Sunday", where every Sunday during July and August, a different town would host the roadshow, usually next to a beach or in a large park. These were also free, but non-ticketed. Both the "One Big Sunday" and "One Big Weekend" events are successors to the Radio 1 Roadshow which toured the country during every summer from 1973 until the 1990s. Originally a "One Big Weekend" would run twice a year. The Saturday was dedicated to dance music and the Sunday to bands. But since 2005, the dance day has been replaced by a second day of bands. In 2005, the dance music took place on a second stage on the Saturday only[1] and in 2006 it took place off site at a club on the Saturday night.[2] The "Saturday" of dance music was effectively reinstated for the 2013 event in Northern Ireland, but with the day of dance being held on the Friday of the weekend. The Big Weekend was replaced by a larger festival in 2012, named "Radio 1's Hackney Weekend", with a crowd capacity of 50,000. The event took place over the weekend of 23–24 June 2012 in Hackney, East London.[3] In 2013 the Big Weekend was, for the first time, a three-day event, and it was held in Derry, Northern Ireland. It was the first time that the Big Weekend had been held in the same city for a second time - having previously visited the city in April 2004. The 2015 Big Weekend location was revealed to be Norwich
on Nick Grimshaw's Breakfast show on 23 January 2015. The event took place on 23 and 24 May 2015.[4] The 2016 Big Weekend location was Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter
on 28 and 29 May. The 2017 Big Weekend location was Burton Constable Hall, near the city of Hull on 27 and 28 May.


1 Venues 2 Tickets 3 2018

3.1 Line-up

4 2017

4.1 Line-up 4.2 Headline sets

5 2016

5.1 Line-up 5.2 Controversies

6 2015

6.1 Line-up

7 2014

7.1 Line-up 7.2 Headline sets

8 2013

8.1 Line-up 8.2 Headline sets

9 2012

9.1 Line-up 9.2 Headline sets

10 2011

10.1 Line-up 10.2 Headline sets 10.3 TV & radio coverage

11 2010

11.1 Line-up

12 2009

12.1 Line-up

13 2008

13.1 Line-up 13.2 Headline sets

14 2007

14.1 Line-up

15 2006

15.1 Line-up

16 2005

16.1 Line-up

17 September 2004

17.1 Line-up

18 April 2004

18.1 Line-up

19 September 2003 20 May 2003 21 References 22 External links


Venue Date Website

Heaton Park, Manchester, England (Cancelled due to adverse weather) 3–4 May 2003[5] www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onebigweekend/2003/manchester

Cardiff, Wales 13–14 September 2003 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onebigweekend/2003/cardiff

Prehen, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland 24–25 April 2004 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onebigweekend/2004

Perry Park, Birmingham, England 18–19 September 2004 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onebigweekend/birmingham

Country Park, Sunderland, England 7–8 May 2005 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend05

Camperdown Park, Dundee, Scotland 13–14 May 2006 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend06

Moor Park, Preston, Lancashire, England 19–20 May 2007 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2007

Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, England 10–11 May 2008 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2008

Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, England 9–10 May 2009 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2009

Faenol Estate, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales 22–23 May 2010 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2010

Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, Cumbria, England 14–15 May 2011 www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2011

Hackney Marshes, Hackney, London, England 23–24 June 2012 www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9wmxj

Ebrington Square, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland 24–26 May 2013 www.bbc.co.uk/events/e82wrz

Green, Glasgow, Scotland 23–25 May 2014 www.bbc.co.uk/events/ep3g9r

Earlham Park, Norwich, England 23–24 May 2015


Powderham Castle, Exeter, England 28–29 May 2016 www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2f9rz

Burton Constable Hall, Hull, England 27–28 May 2017 www.bbc.co.uk/events/eppp6q

Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales 26–27 May 2018

Tickets[edit] Tickets to the festival are, notably, free (except the small booking fee which was introduced from the 2012 event onwards) but are usually now restricted to one pair per person. Prior to 2006, a ticket booth would be set up in an easy location in the centre of the hosting city, and anybody who wished to obtain a pair of tickets would queue up, before a Radio 1 DJ gave them out (pairs of tickets for the Saturday given away on a Saturday and on the following day for the Sunday), on a first-come first-served basis. The theory there was that the majority of tickets would go to local residents, as people from further away would not make the journey. However, as more and more 'non-local' residents came to the giveaways, and the capacity at the events grew year-on-year, it was decided that a different system was needed. From 2006, therefore, pairs of tickets have been given away through an online lottery. People wishing to attend register on the BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
website and pairs of tickets are then randomly allocated and given out. In order to make sure that those who live locally get the majority of tickets, the applications are split into categories of 'local postcodes' and 'other postcodes' and the majority of the tickets (usually 95%) are reserved for the former. Despite the tickets being free, some people often attempt to sell them on eBay, and in recent years this has meant that various security measures have been introduced, most notably the barcodes on tickets which are scanned at the gate, the rule that the person whose name is registered on the ticket has to be in attendance and, from 2012, passport-style pictures being required as part of the application process. Tickets are also given away as prizes via various competitions held on Radio 1 (and now 1Xtra) in the weeks running up to the event, which is usually the only way in which members of the public can obtain passes for both days of the event. For the 2013 event, no pre-registration was necessary, and instead all tickets were given away on a 'first come first served' basis - albeit still with the skewing of 90% of tickets being held back for residents of Northern Ireland. After an initial 24-hour delay due to technical difficulties, the tickets all sold out within an hour. 2014's event in Glasgow
saw the 'first come first served' ticket release return with no pre-registration needed. 50% of tickets were reserved for residents within the boundaries of Glasgow
City Council with a further 45% reserved for those in the rest of Scotland. However, for the first time ever, members of the public could obtain tickets to all three days of the festival. This led to complaints from some disappointed fans who were left without tickets to any day while others bagged tickets for the entire weekend. For the 2006 event in Dundee, less than half of the tickets were given to local residents,[6] and allegations were made of postal workers stealing tickets.[7] 2018[edit] Line-up[edit]


Saturday 26 May Sunday 27 May

Main Stage

Sam Smith Ed Sheeran Craig David Jess Glynne George Ezra Years & Years Liam Payne Clean Bandit Anne-Marie

Florence And The Machine Taylor Swift 30 Seconds To Mars Rita Ora Camilla Cabello Shawn Mendes Niall Horan Jason Derulo Demi Lovato

Radio 1's Other Stage

Bastille Wolf Alice CHVRCHES MØ Mabel Not3s Sigrid Jorja Smith Steel Banglez

James Bay Panic! at the Disco Christine and the Queens J Hus Jessie Ware Stefflon Don Hailee Steinfeld Jax Jones Tom Walker

2017[edit] For 2017, the event was held at Burton Constable Hall
Burton Constable Hall
approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-east of Hull. The location was confirmed the morning of 23 January, acts confirmed include Kings of Leon, Little Mix and Stormzy.[8] On 16 March 2017, it was announced Katy Perry
Katy Perry
will be headlining the Saturday night.[9] Line-up[edit]


Saturday 27 May Sunday 28 May

Main Stage

Katy Perry Biffy Clyro Emeli Sandé Kasabian Lorde Imagine Dragons James Arthur Galantis Zara Larsson

Kings of Leon Clean Bandit The Chainsmokers Rita Ora Bastille Sean Paul Shawn Mendes Stormzy Little Mix

Where It Begins

Plan B Two Door Cinema Club HAIM Lana Del Rey You Me at Six London
Grammar Rag'n'Bone Man JP Cooper The Amazons

Royal Blood alt-J Christine and the Queens Twin Atlantic Dua Lipa Circa Waves Mura Masa Blossoms Anne-Marie

Introducing Stage

Zuzu Krrum FLAWES Shells Scorpz Declan McKenna Stevie Parker The Modern Strangers The Hubbards LIFE Superfood Chiedu Oraka

Pale Waves Freak Cosima Lumer Haarm Loyle Carner Seramic Brand New Friend Jack Conman The Big Moon Mullally Our Girl

Headline sets[edit]

Katy Perry[10]

"Chained to the Rhythm" "Bon Appétit" "Teenage Dream" "Firework" "Dark Horse" "E.T." "Part of Me" "California Gurls" "I Kissed a Girl" "Swish Swish" "Roar"

Kings of Leon[11]

"Waste a Moment" "The Bucket" "Supersoaker" "Fans" "Reverend" "On Call" "WALLS" "Find Me" "Crawl" "Notion" "Use Somebody" "Radioactive" "Sex on Fire"

2016[edit] The event was held in Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter
on 28 and 29 May. Coldplay
headlined the second and final night, with other acts performing including Bring Me the Horizon, Chase & Status, Ellie Goulding and Craig David.[12] On 1 March, it was announced that The 1975 and Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
had been added to the lineup.[13] Ticket information was announced on Monday 21 March.[14] Tickets went on sale at 8 am on Monday 4 April. As usual, the tickets themselves were free, but there was an £8.50 administration fee with each ticket. In 2016, 60% of the tickets were reserved for residents living in areas covered by Exeter
City Council and Teignbridge
district council. A further 35% went to residents in surrounding areas of Exeter, including those with any other Exeter
(EX) and Torquay (TQ) postcodes and those with Truro
(TR), Plymouth
(PL), Taunton
(TA) and Dorchester (DT) postcodes, whilst the remaining 5% of tickets were available to the rest of the UK.[15] The full line-up was announced in April 2016. Line-up[edit]


Saturday 28 May Sunday 29 May

Main Stage

Mumford & Sons Chase & Status Bastille Jess Glynne Jake Bugg Sigma Meghan Trainor Tom Odell Nick Jonas

Coldplay The Weeknd Ellie Goulding The 1975 Iggy Azalea Years & Years Catfish and the Bottlemen Kygo OneRepublic

In New Music We Trust

Bring Me the Horizon Fetty Wap Tame Impala CHVRCHES Stormzy Flume Twenty One Pilots Craig David

Biffy Clyro Alesso The Last Shadow Puppets Skepta Wolf Alice Jack Garratt Alessia Cara Panic! at the Disco

Introducing Stage

Tiny Folds Louis Berry Declan McKenna Wolfie Cortes Rosie Lowe Jealous of the Birds Barns Courtney The Hunna Spring King Shannon Saunders Reuel Elijah

Catholic Action Blossoms Emmi Black Foxxes Vital KYKO Alice Jemima Tobi Sunmola Yonaka Izzy Bizu BB Diamond James Cherry

Controversies[edit] Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots
had their set cut short due to "safety concerns". Singer, Tyler Joseph, climbed a mast whilst singing "Car Radio", which prompted BBC
officials to appear to cut his microphone off, and ask bandmate Josh Dun
Josh Dun
to stop drumming. They didn't continue with their set and left the stage.[16] 2015[edit] Main article: Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015 On 23 January, Nick Grimshaw
Nick Grimshaw
announced on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, that the 2015 event would be held at Earlham Park in Norwich, Norfolk, next to the University of East Anglia, taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May. On 31 March, 50,000 tickets went on sale and sold out within 40 minutes. The full lineup for main stage and the INMWT tent was announced on 20 April, Muse headlined on the Saturday and Foo Fighters on the Sunday. The majority of acts for the BBC
introducing stage were announced on 22 April with the remaining acts announced on 4 May. Line-up[edit]


Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May

Main Stage

Muse Florence and the Machine David Guetta Fall Out Boy Ben Howard Charli XCX The Vaccines 5 Seconds of Summer

Foo Fighters Taylor Swift George Ezra Imagine Dragons Rita Ora Catfish and the Bottlemen Clean Bandit Olly Murs

In New Music We Trust Stage

Rudimental Jess Glynne Hozier Years & Years Circa Waves Ella Eyre Mallory Knox Snoop Dogg Slaves

Jamie T Alt-J Sigma James Bay Jungle Lethal Bizzle SOAK Raury Lower Than Atlantis

Introducing Stage

Port Isla Laurel HUNTAR Context Ted Zed Fickle Friends Amber-Simone Get Inuit Ruen Brothers KLOE The Hearts Kill It Kid

Laura Doggett Star.One Honne Hot Cops Formation Will Robert Harry Edwards Best Friends Cash+David Franko Fraize Youth Club Claws

Due to his vocal cord operation, Sam Smith's performance on Sunday was cancelled and replaced by Catfish and the Bottlemen.

2014[edit] On 30 January, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora
Rita Ora
and Paolo Nutini
Paolo Nutini
announced that the 2014 event would be held in Glasgow
to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games. For the first time, the event took place in two different locations in the same city. The Friday night of the event was held in George Square
George Square
and was dedicated to dance music.[17] The remaining two days followed the traditional format of the Big Weekend and took place at Glasgow
Green. Coldplay, Rita Ora, Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
and The 1975
The 1975
performed. On 31 March, 60,000 weekend tickets for the event sold out in 30 minutes.[18] The Main Stage lineup was announced on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show on 28 April 2014. It was announced that Katy Perry
Katy Perry
would headline on the Sunday night while One Direction
One Direction
and Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
would open the Main Stage on the Saturday and Sunday respectively. Local Scottish band Baby Stange performed on the BBC
Introducing Stage. Line-up[edit]


Friday 23 May Saturday 24 May Sunday 25 May

George Square
George Square
Stage Main Stage

Tiësto Martin Garrix Pete Tong Zane Lowe Annie Mac Danny Howard

Coldplay Calvin Harris Ed Sheeran Lily Allen Jake Bugg Pharrell Williams Bastille One Direction

Katy Perry Paolo Nutini Tinie Tempah The 1975 Rita Ora John Newman The Vamps Kings of Leon

In New Music We Trust Stage

Example Clean Bandit Lorde Bombay Bicycle Club Katy B Twin Atlantic Wilkinson The Kooks

Kasabian Sub Focus You Me at Six London
Grammar Sam Smith Chvrches Klaxons Gorgon City

Introducing Stage

Catfish and the Bottlemen Honeyblood XO Darlia A-L-X KARI Lyger Saint Raymond Sega Bodega Coasts Model Aeroplanes Racing Glaciers

Indiana Little Shoes Big Voice RHODES Shy Nature Leon Else MDNGHT Royal Blood Baby Strange Juce Rosie Lowe Algernon Doll

Headline sets[edit]


"Paradise" "Charlie Brown" "Magic" "Yellow" "Clocks" "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" "True Love" "Viva la Vida" "Oceans" "A Sky Full of Stars"


"Fix You"

Katy Perry

"Roar" "Part of Me" "Wide Awake" "Dark Horse" "I Kissed a Girl" "The One That Got Away" (with small excerpts of "Thinking of You") "Unconditionally" "Walking on Air" "Teenage Dream" "California Gurls" "Birthday"



2013[edit] The new Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw
Nick Grimshaw
announced that the Big Weekend would return to Derry
in May 2013 to celebrate its title of UK City of Culture
UK City of Culture
2013, the same city that hosted the first of the two 2004 Big Weekends (although the actual site is different). For the first time, the Big Weekend extended to a third day - which focused on dance music. Alongside that initial announcement were the confirmation of the first two acts, Olly Murs
Olly Murs
and Two Door Cinema Club, with the rest of the line-up being announced by Grimshaw during another Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Monday 6 May. Both of the stages were in Ebrington Square - unlike recent Big Weekends there was no BBC
Introducing Stage or Live Lounge Tent at this event. The '1Xtra' and 'In New Music We Trust' stages from Hackney 2012 were combined into a single venue. Line-up[edit]


Friday 24 May Saturday 25 May Sunday 26 May

Main Stage

Calvin Harris Chase and Status Dizzee Rascal Rudimental Pete Tong B.Traits Zane Lowe Danny Howard Toddla T MistaJam

Biffy Clyro The Vaccines Two Door Cinema Club Labrinth Foals Ellie Goulding Conor Maynard The Saturdays

Bruno Mars Paramore Thirty Seconds to Mars The Script Olly Murs Jake Bugg Wretch 32 Little Mix

1Xtra Arena/In New Music We Trust Stage

Rita Ora A$AP Rocky J. Cole Wiley Maverick Sabre Katy B AlunaGeorge Angel Haze

DJ Fresh Kendrick Lamar alt-J Bring Me the Horizon The 1975 Iggy Azalea Kodaline Laura Mvula Frightened Rabbit

Vampire Weekend Disclosure Bastille Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis Everything Everything Jessie Ware Miles Kane We Are The Ocean HAIM

Due to issues at Heathrow Airport, two acts on the bill for Friday were unable to attend the event: those being Angel Haze
Angel Haze
and AlunaGeorge. Further acts also had their performances affected by the flight disruptions but were still able to appear: J. Cole
J. Cole
was forced to substitute his band for a backing track, and Rudimental's equipment was stuck in London, forcing them to use the equipment of Chase and Status. The above tables do not always represent the stage orders - for example, Two Door Cinema Club
Two Door Cinema Club
opened the Main Stage on Saturday, as opposed to The Saturdays, who in fact performed second on the day. Similarly, 30 Seconds To Mars
30 Seconds To Mars
opened the Main Stage on Sunday.

Headline sets[edit]

Calvin Harris

"Spectrum" "Awooga" "We Are Your Friends" "Reload" "Flashback" "Bounce" "Monkey See Monkey Do" "Drinking From The Bottle" "Here We Fucking Go" "We Found Love" "Be Strong" "Ladi Dadi" "You Got The Love" "Yeahhh" "In My Mind" "We'll Be Coming Back" "Epic" "Feel So Close" "Metropolis" "Promises" (cover of Nero) "Move" "Rage" "Need U 100%" (cover of Duke Dumont) "Million Voices" "Turn It Up" "I Need Your Love" "One More Time" (cover of Daft Punk) "Sweet Nothing" "Bura" "Let's Go"

Rita Ora

"Radioactive" "Facemelt" "Love and War" "Hot Right Now" "Shine Ya Light" "Roc the Life" "Hella Good" "She Wants To Move" "How We Do (Party)" "R.I.P."

Biffy Clyro

"Stingin' Belle" "The Captain" "Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies" "Biblical" "Sounds Like Balloons" "God & Satan" "Who's Got A Match?" "Bubbles" "Spanish Radio" "Opposite" "Glitter and Trauma" ""Many of Horror" "That Golden Rule" "Black Chandelier" "Mountains"

DJ Fresh

"The Feeling" "Gold Dust" "Talkbox" "Hypercaine" "Levels" (cover of Avicii) "Hip Hop" "Paradise" (cover of Coldplay) "Lassitude" "Seven Nation Army" (cover of The White Stripes) "The Power" "Fire Over Water" "Hot Right Now" "The Edge" "Skyhighatrist" "Forever More" "Louder"

Bruno Mars

"Locked Out Of Heaven" "Natalie" "Treasure" "Marry You" "Runaway Baby" "When I Was Your Man" "Grenade" "Just The Way You Are"

Vampire Weekend

"Cousins" "White Sky" "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" "Diane Young" "Step" "Holiday" "Unbelievers" "Everlasting Arms" "A-Punk" "Ya Hey" "Campus" "Oxford Comma" "Giving Up the Gun" "Walcott"

2012[edit] On 23 May 2011, it was announced that for 2012, Radio 1 would be replacing the Big Weekend with a 'Hackney Weekend' to form part of the London
2012 Festival, in the buildup to the 2012 Olympics.[3] The festival duly took place on the Hackney Marshes
Hackney Marshes
over the weekend of 23 and 24 June 2012. 50,000 people attended each of the two days in 2012, meaning a total of 100,000 people visited the site over the weekend: more than double the previous highest attendances (40,000 across the weekends in each of 2010 and 2011). Due to the upgraded scale of the festival, the number of stages were increased (from four to six) and, for the first time, the Main Stage was outdoors rather than inside a tent. Florence + The Machine
Florence + The Machine
were initially announced as playing on Saturday 23 June, but a double booking at another European festival meant that they actually performed on Sunday 24 June.[19] The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings
were initially announced as to be playing on Saturday 23 June, but due to logistical reasons beyond their control they had to pull out of the bill.[20] On both days of the festival, a number of unannounced special guests performed with artists on the bill, the most noteworthy of which were Rihanna, M.I.A. and Kanye West
Kanye West
appearing as part of Jay-Z's headlining set on Saturday; and, in turn, Jay-Z
went on to return the favour and make a special multiple-song contribution during Rihanna's own headlining set the next day. Line-up[edit] Saturday 23 June


Saturday 23 June Sunday 24 June

Main Stage

Jay-Z Kasabian Nicki Minaj Ed Sheeran Example Rizzle Kicks Leona Lewis

Rihanna Dizzee Rascal Florence and the Machine Tinie Tempah Jessie J Plan B Professor Green

In New Music We Trust Stage

Jack White Lostprophets The Vaccines The Maccabees Rudimental Delilah Michael Kiwanuka Rita Ora Jessie Ware

Chase & Status Magnetic Man Lana Del Rey Enter Shikari Sub Focus Ben Howard Santigold Bombay Bicycle Club

1Xtra Arena

Sean Paul Flo Rida will.i.am D'banj Trey Songz Tinchy Stryder Chip Boy Better Know DJ Fresh Emeli Sandé Dappy

Nas Wretch 32 B.o.B Gyptian Taio Cruz Azealia Banks Maverick Sabre Devlin Sway Lethal B Mindless Behavior Labrinth

Dance Arena

Swedish House Mafia Deadmau5 Calvin Harris Eric Prydz Nero Annie Mac

David Guetta Andy C Madeon Pete Tong Flux Pavilion
Flux Pavilion
& Doctor P Zane Lowe

DJ Stage

Nihal Robbo Ranx Semtex Benji B Mosca Rob da Bank Moyles vs Westwood DJ Target DJ Cameo Tim Westwood

DJ Edu Nihal Robbo Ranx Toddla T Friction B.Traits Skream
& Benga Vernon vs Charlie Sloth MistaJam Tim Westwood

Introducing Stage

Random Impulse The Skints In Search Of Isaac Danquah Lil Simz My Panda Shall Fly Paigey Cakey Cheekie Bugga UD Vocal Collective Xploder

Arthur Beatrice Driving Lolita Joe Black Kersha Bailey Lola King and The Kickstarts Pepstar Project Hackney Collective Savages Stevie Neale ShezAr

Headline sets[edit]


"Run This Town" (with Rihanna) "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" "PSA" "Where I'm From" "Jigga What, Jigga Who" "U Don't Know" "99 Problems" "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" "Girls, Girls, Girls" "On to The Next One" "Dead Presidents" "Swagga Like You" "Paper Planes" - Performed by M.I.A. "Bad Girls" - Performed by M.I.A "Izzo (H.O.V.A)" "Empire State of Mind" "Otis" (featuring Kanye West) "Gotta Have It" (featuring Kanye West) "Who Gon Stop What?" (featuring Kanye West) "No Church in the Wild" (featuring Kanye West) "Lift Off" (featuring Kanye West) "Niggas in Paris" (featuring Kanye West)


"Only Girl (In the World)" "Disturbia" "S&M" "Cockiness (Love It)" "Birthday Cake" "What's My Name" "Rude Boy" "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" "Man Down" "Where Have You Been" "Wait Your Turn" "Hard" "Don't Stop the Music" "Run This Town" (featuring Jay-Z) " Talk
That Talk" (featuring Jay-Z) "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z) "We Found Love"

2011[edit] The announcement of location and dates for Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 was made by Scott Mills
Scott Mills
on 30 March 2011, with his breakfast show (he was covering for Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
that week) being broadcast from Trinity School, Carlisle that morning. Over 750,000 people applied for tickets to the event.[21] 20,000 pairs of tickets were available for the two-day event with the usual allocation policy applying. It was announced that the priority areas for tickets would be the borders of Carlisle, Cumbria, the Scottish Borders and the North East of England. As usual, competitions to win VIP tickets were run on various Radio 1 shows in the weeks leading up to the Big Weekend. Line-up[edit]


Saturday 14 May Sunday 15 May

Main Stage

Foo Fighters The Black Eyed Peas Tinie Tempah Chase & Status Nicole Scherzinger Plan B Ellie Goulding Jessie J Arctic Monkeys

Lady Gaga My Chemical Romance Taio Cruz The Script Katy B Professor Green Olly Murs The Wombats Bruno Mars

In New Music We Trust Stage

Swedish House Mafia Friendly Fires Nero Panic! at the Disco Everything Everything Cage the Elephant The Joy Formidable Wretch 32

The Strokes Magnetic Man Noah and the Whale Devlin Two Door Cinema Club The Vaccines Yasmin Pulled Apart By Horses

Introducing Stage

Friends Electric Aaron Delahuntly Rizzle Kicks Yaaks Luke Bingham Fiona Clayton Saturday Night Gym Club Baron Van Alias Birds vs Planes

MOPP MyElectrik Masters in France DJ Vimto vs Jah Digga Linc Polarsets Among Brothers Let's Buy Happiness Colt 45

Outdoor Stage

Zane Lowe Jaymo and Andy George Judge Jules Pete Tong Riva Starr Pete Tong
Pete Tong
vs Vernon Kay Rob da Bank MistaJam Annie Mac
Annie Mac
vs. Nick Grimshaw Target Cameo Westwood

and Benga Annie Mac Toddla T Fabio and Grooverider Kutski Kissy Sell Out Calvin Harris Westwood vs. Moyles Jaguar Skills Zane vs. Fearne Dev DJ Semtex Westwood

Headline sets[edit]

Foo Fighters

"Bridge Burning" "Rope" "All My Life" "My Hero" "Learn to Fly" "White Limo" "Times Like These" "The Pretender" "Walk" "Cold Day in the Sun" "Best of You" "Monkey Wrench" "Everlong" "This Is a Call" "Tie Your Mother Down"

Lady Gaga

"Born this Way" "Bad Romance" "Telephone" / "Poker Face" / "Alejandro" "Orange Colored Sky" "Speechless" "The Edge of Glory" "You and I" "Americano" "Just Dance" "Judas"

TV & radio coverage[edit] Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 was streamed live on the Radio 1 website. The headliners of each day ( Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
and Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
on Saturday and Sunday respectively) were broadcast live on BBC Three
BBC Three
and BBC
HD. The Big Weekend was also broadcast live on BBC
Radio 1. Highlights of the event were also broadcast on BBC Three
BBC Three
and BBC HD
during the week following the Big Weekend. 2010[edit] On 24 February 2010, it was announced on The Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
Show that the 10th Big Weekend would take place on the Faenol Estate
Faenol Estate
near Bangor, Wales
on Saturday 22 May and Sunday 23 May 2010. Pixie Lott also performed on the show and was announced as the first act on the bill and Lostprophets
was announced while they were on tour. Jaguar Skills announced on his website that he would be playing at the event, but he was not on the announced line-up. On the morning of 26 April 2010, the full main stage and INMWT stage listings were announced during the Fearne Cotton
Fearne Cotton
Show (which was hosted by Annie Mac, as Cotton was on vacation). 20,000 pairs of free tickets were made available to the public for each day of the weekend. Applicants were able to register for tickets to the event on the Radio 1 website from 26 April 2010 until 3 May 2010. Line-up[edit] Saturday 22 May[22]

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage BBC
Introducing Stage Outdoor Stage

Florence & The Machine Faithless Frankie & The Heartstrings Westwood + Kelly Rowland

Dizzee Rascal MGMT The Joy Formidable Target & Cameo + Roll Deep

Alicia Keys Ellie Goulding What Would Jesus Drive? Ras & Seani B + Chiddy Bang
Chiddy Bang
& Skepta

Lostprophets Tinie Tempah Menis MistaJam
+ Professor Green, Blame & Wiley

Cheryl Cole Bombay Bicycle Club I Am Austin Pete Tong
Pete Tong
vs Vernon Kay

Chipmunk Hadouken! The Wonder Villains Faithless

Thirty Seconds to Mars Stornoway Alan Pownall Zane Lowe

Justin Bieber Example Y Promatics Rob da Bank

Scouting For Girls

Pegasus Bridge Toddla T
Toddla T
& Alex Metric

Annie Mac

Sunday 23 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage BBC
Introducing Stage Outdoor Stage

Pendulum Vampire Weekend Beatbullyz Westwood + Scorcher

Rihanna You Me At Six Envy Semtex & Robbo Ranx

Biffy Clyro Sub Focus Tempa T Bailey & Fabio

Kesha Plan B UTE Rampage & MistaJam
+ Devlin & McLean

JLS Marina & The Diamonds My Tiger My Timing Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
vs Westwood

Paramore Crystal Castles Pete Lawrie Tiesto

Jason Derulo Kids In Glass Houses We Are Animal Judge Jules

Paolo Nutini Delphic Django Django Jaymo & Andy George

Pixie Lott

Yr Ods Kissy Sell Out

Huw Stephens

Live Lounge Tent

Diana Vickers

Ellie Goulding


Joe McElderry

Florence and the Machine


Biffy Clyro

Taio Cruz

Kate Nash

2009[edit] The 2009 event was held in Swindon. Line-up[edit] Saturday 9 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage Outdoor Stage

Snow Patrol Basement Jaxx Annie Mac

Kasabian Jack Peñate Nerm and D-Code

Dizzee Rascal Doves Kutski

The Script Friendly Fires Pete Tong
Pete Tong
vs Vernon Kay

Calvin Harris Deadmau5 2ManyDJs

Chris Moyles Florence and the Machine Zane Lowe

The Wombats The King Blues Rob da Bank

Daniel Merriweather Fightstar Tim Westwood

The Saturdays

Sunday 10 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage Outdoor Stage

The Prodigy The Enemy Judge Jules

Lily Allen Maxïmo Park Jaymo and Andy George

Ne-Yo Gossip Kissy Sell Out

Franz Ferdinand Enter Shikari Chase & Status (DJ set)

Akon Tinchy Stryder David Guetta
David Guetta
featuring Kelly Rowland

Scouting for Girls Chase & Status Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
vs Tim Westwood

Alesha Dixon Ladyhawke Fabio & Grooverider

N-Dubz White Lies BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
- MistaJam
featuring Wiley, Skepta, Bashy, Chipmunk and Doneao

Little Man Tate Trevor Nelson
Trevor Nelson
and Jaguar Skills

2008[edit] In 2008, the festival was held over the weekend of Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May, at Mote Park
Mote Park
in Maidstone, which can hold up to 20,000 people.[23] 85% of tickets went to people living in Kent, 10% went to those living in areas bordering Kent, including parts of Sussex, Surrey, Essex and London, and the other 5% were handed to others living across the United Kingdom.[24] Concern was raised after a large number of locals commented that even those living within the close vicinity of the park did not receive tickets, with some in the Medway towns winning multiple times.[25] Line-up[edit] The full line-up (except for Paramore) was announced on BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
on Monday 21 April 2008.[26] Saturday 10 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage Outdoor Stage BBC
Introducing Stage

Madonna Editors Fatboy Slim White Lies

Usher The Futureheads Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
vs Judge Jules James Yuill

The Fratellis We Are Scientists Zane Lowe
Zane Lowe
vs Scott Mills Magistrates

Scouting for Girls Foals Steve Angello
Steve Angello
& Sebastian Ingrosso AG Dolla

Duffy Vampire Weekend Count & Sinden Fighting With Wire

The Feeling Paramore Dave Spoon Natty

Robyn The Ting Tings Annie Mac It Hugs Back

The Hoosiers

Nic Fanciulli Folk Face

Eddie Halliwell Jaguar Skills

Kissy Sell Out

Sunday 11 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage Outdoor Stage BBC
Introducing Stage

The Kooks The Raconteurs Zane Lowe Golden Silvers

The Enemy The Zutons Pendulum
(DJ Set) Twisted Wheel

(ft. Kelly Rowland) The Wombats Justice (DJ Set) Ebony Bones

Goldfrapp Hot Chip Vernon Kay
Vernon Kay
vs Pete Tong Outl4w

The Pigeon Detectives Gallows Dave Pearce Chipmunk

Newton Faulkner Pendulum Basshunter Kate Goes

OneRepublic Justice Rob Da Bank Tom Williams & The Boat

Adele Black Kids Kutski Wing



H "Two" O ft. Platnum

Jodie Aysha

Cameo vs DJ Q

The national newspapers had also reported that Justin Timberlake could be a special guest - performing with Madonna.[27] Although this later turned out to be untrue. Pendulum
were hailed as one of the festivals' best acts, outshining even Madonna and packing the INMWT tent.[28]

On the main stage on 10 May 2008, Paul Schrader, Chris Carmack
Chris Carmack
and Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
appeared whilst doing promotional work for Tarzan.

Headline sets[edit]


"Candy Shop" "Miles Away" "4 Minutes" "Hung Up" "Give It 2 Me" "Music"

2007[edit] On Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May, Radio 1's Big Weekend was held in Moor Park in Preston. For the first time in the history of the event, all tickets had barcodes and were scanned on arrival at the park. The barcodes contained information such as name and address of the winner of the tickets. Having the barcodes meant that Radio 1 could cancel lost or stolen tickets and issue new ones to those affected. In an effort to stop people buying tickets from eBay or through other mediums, the public was told they would be asked to prove their home address if their tickets were thought to be suspect.[29] However, the BBC
decided to scrap this idea on the day as they thought it would cause angry scenes if people were to be turned away. At the close of entry on 8 May 2007, over 450,000 people registered for a chance to get tickets for the 2007 festival. On Tuesday 8 May on The Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
Show, Chris announced that a further 5,000 tickets will be available taking the total for both days being 35,000. Tickets were also given away in an alternate reality game online using Radio 1 fan forums. The situation surrounded a man called Paul Denchfield who was supposedly sacked from the station. Throughout the run up to the event 'Frozen Indigo Angel' would appear in various places online and on-air, with it being the player's mission to hunt down tickets.[30] The line up was as follows: Line-up[edit] Saturday 19 May[31]

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage Outdoor Arena

Scissor Sisters Groove Armada Westwood

Razorlight Gossip MistaJam

Kasabian LCD Soundsystem Seamus Haji

The Fratellis CSS Meck

The Fray Biffy Clyro Groove Armada
Groove Armada
(DJ Set)

Natasha Bedingfield Cold War Kids Judge Jules

The Twang The Pigeon Detectives Tim Deluxe vs The Audio Bullys

Jamie T

Simian Mobile Disco

Annie Mac

Sunday 20 May[32]

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage Outdoor Arena

Kaiser Chiefs Bloc Party Bobby & Nihal

Stereophonics Maxïmo Park Rob Da Bank

Mika Klaxons Zane Lowe
Zane Lowe
& Mark Ronson

The View Dizzee Rascal Klaxons
(DJ Set)

Rihanna Get Cape Wear Cape Fly Pete Tong
Pete Tong
& Vernon Kay

Mark Ronson The Enemy David Guetta

Just Jack CSS Trophy Twins

Calvin Harris M.I.A Fergie

Tylor Leigh

Dave Pearce

2006[edit] In 2006, the Big Weekend was held in Camperdown Park, Dundee
on 13 and 14 May 2006 and featured artists which included: Line-up[edit] Saturday 13 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage

Paolo Nutini The Fratellis

Corinne Bailey Rae Mystery Jets

Gnarls Barkley Boy Kill Boy

Orson Dirty Pretty Things

Razorlight Bloc Party

Muse Primal Scream

The Streets

Snow Patrol


Sunday 14 May

Main Stage In New Music We Trust Stage

The Feeling The View

The Ordinary Boys Hot Chip

Sugababes We Are Scientists

Feeder Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Editors The Kooks

Pink The Zutons


Franz Ferdinand (Surprise Guests)

Many of the BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
DJs including Pete Tong, Tim Westwood
Tim Westwood
and Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles
attended too, and held a number of competitions so that people could win tickets. In addition, Radio 1 also created a virtual festival experience in the virtual reality application Second Life.[33] Avatars on the BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
islands could watch the event on live screens while the audience could see their virtual counterparts on massive stage side screens at the real event in Dundee. The event was hailed as the first ever festival with a professional line-up to take place in a virtual universe.[33] 2005[edit] On 7 and 8 May 2005, the Big Weekend was held at Penshaw Monument
Penshaw Monument
in Herrington
Country Park, Sunderland, and featured artists included: Line-up[edit] Saturday 7 May

Main Stage Second Stage

Foo Fighters Mauro Picotto

Kasabian Pete Tong

Natalie Imbruglia Judge Jules

Chemical Brothers Fergie

Battle Shapeshifters

KT Tunstall


Sunday 8 May

Main Stage Second Stage

The Black Eyed Peas The Futureheads

Gwen Stefani Maximo Park

Kaiser Chiefs Interpol

Feeder The Magic Numbers

Basement Jaxx The Subways

Jamiroquai Do Me Bad Things

The Bravery


September 2004[edit] On 18 and 19 September 2004, the final 'One Big Weekend' under that name - and the second of that calendar year - was held at Perry Park, Birmingham. It featured the following line-up: Line-up[edit] Saturday 18 September

Main Stage Second Stage

Tiesto Groove Armada

Fat Boy Slim David Guetta

Deep Dish Darren Emerson

Judge Jules Xpress 2

Dave Pearce Yousef

Steve Lawler Mylo

Nick Fanciulli Behrouz


Josh 'Rinse' Roberts

Sunday 19th September

Main Stage Second Stage

Lostprophets Kasabian

Goldie Lookin' Chain 22-20's

Mouldy Lookin' Stain The Music

Joss Stone The Departure

Damien Rice 13 Senses

Razorlight Skinnyman

Estelle Exist

Natasha Bedingfield

Broken Dolls

April 2004[edit] On 24 and 25 2004, the penultimate 'One Big Weekend' under that name - and the first of two in that calendar year - was held at Prehen Fields, Derry. It featured the following line-up: Line-up[edit] Saturday 24th April

Main Stage


Pete Tong

Seb Fontaine

Judge Jules


Armin van Buuren

Agnelli & Nelson

Tall Paul

Sunday 25th April

Main Stage



Avril Lavigne

The Streets

Franz Ferdinand


September 2003[edit] On 13 and 14 September, the One Big Weekend held in Cardiff.[34]

Saturday 13 September Sunday 14 September

Basement Jaxx Pink

The Chemical Brothers Travis

Erick Morillo Dido

Seb Fontaine The Darkness

Lottie and Yousef Starsailor

Sander Kleinenberg The Thrills

Hybrid Kosheen

Time Flies DJ

May 2003[edit] On 3 and 4 May, the One Big Weekend was held in Manchester.[35]

Saturday 3 May Sunday 4 May

Judge Jules The White Stripes

Paul van Dyk Dirty Vegas

Rob Tissera Aqualung

Eddie Halliwell The Coral

Good Greef Crew Feeder

Badly Drawn Boy



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