With Glastonbury taking a traditional year off to give the farm, village and festival team a year off, we were all feeling a bit lost. Until now – The Biggest Weekend is coming to a place near you!
BBC Music is launching The Biggest Weekend, taking place in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. How exciting to have a festival that nobody needs to miss out on?
Bank holiday weekend
Tipped to have similar coverage as Glastonbury and acts that are regularly played on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, and 6 Music, The Biggest Weekend already sounds too good to be true.
The festival will take place across the May Bank Holiday (25-28 May) meaning there will be four days worth of camping, music, and hopefully sun. Replacing BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend next year, The Biggest Weekend will not become an annual event – just a little treat to fill the Glastonbury shaped hole in the summer.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) July 24, 2017
Director of BBC Radio and Music, Bob Shennan says: “BBC Music has a strong history of bringing the nation together for some special moments, and this is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC. We will be celebrating the diversity of music from four different corners of the country, bringing the best UK music to the world and the best global music to the UK.”
Now to start placing bets on who will fill the headline slots. Acts are expected to rotate over the four day event, in a similar way to Reading and Leeds festivals, meaning you’re set to have a summer of epic proportions. Someone get Dave Grohl on the phone…