Orbital, Breeders and First Aid Kit to play Belfast at BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend
7 Feb 2018
The Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer with coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four plus radio, online and mobile across the entire weekend.
With over 175,000 tickets available to the public, The Biggest Weekend will be the BBC’s biggest ever celebration of music across TV, radio, online and mobile. It is a truly unique event with concerts being hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Across the weekend, there will be extensive TV coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four and sets will be available on BBC iPlayer, mobile and online. The scale of coverage will replicate that of Glastonbury festival on the BBC, allowing audiences at home to enjoy all of their favourite acts as well as discover brand new music.
Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Friday 25 May - BBC Radio 6 Music
Saturday 26 May - BBC Radio 6 Music
Performances from Beck, Orbital, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Goldie (Live), Breeders, First Aid Kit, Ash, Young Fathers, Courtney Barnett, Public Service Broadcasting, Little Dragon plus more to be announced.
Tickets for The Biggest Weekend go on sale on Monday 12 February, priced at £18 plus £4.50 booking fee. The booking process will be handled by Ticketmaster - the only official ticketing agent for The Biggest Weekend. There are over 175,000 tickets available to the public and tickets will be geographically weighted with a percentage available to each of the local areas. For more information about tickets, please go to www.bbc.co.uk/biggestweekend
Rhys Hughes, Head of Live Events and Popular Music at BBC, says: “The Biggest Weekend is going to be the music highlight on the BBC this year and we will be providing audiences with a fantastic weekend of coverage, whether you are at one of the festivals, watching from home or on the move, you won’t be able to miss it! It is the biggest event that BBC Music will have ever organised and we are offering music lovers a huge and diverse line-up with the hottest names from both the UK and around the world.”
Lauren Laverne from 6 Music says: “The incredible line-up coming to Titanic Slipways in Belfast really captures 6 Music’s alternative spirit - from newer artists creating huge excitement to some big names that deliver brilliant live shows every time.”
Also part of The Biggest Weekend, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music will work with BBC Nations TV and Radio, as well as local radio stations, forging partnerships to put on a comprehensive range of outreach activity in the lead up to the festival including educational workshops, Q&A's, Radio 1’s Academy, Ten Pieces Assemblies and BBC Music Introducing gigs showcasing local talent in each host location.
Further information will be announced in due course.
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