BBC announces TV, Radio and Online coverage for BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
The BBC has announced its plans for broadcasting The Biggest Weekend across TV, radio and online on the late May bank holiday weekend.
The Biggest Weekend is the BBC’s biggest ever popular live music event, taking place at four sites, in four nations, over four days, with performances from over 100 artists across nine different stages and with over 175,000 tickets available to the public.
It has the most broad-ranging and diverse musical line-up of the summer, and is a once-in-a-lifetime event for anyone who loves music; whether attending the concerts in Belfast, Coventry, Perth or Swansea or enjoying a whole number of performances on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and the live and on-demand stream on BBC iPlayer.
On BBC TV, there will be spectacular live performances across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four featuring sets from Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Jess Glynne, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paloma Faith, Orbital, Beck, Nigel Kennedy and many, many more.
With over 20 hours of live TV coverage across the weekend, The Biggest Weekend will be hosted by some of the BBC's most popular presenters including Graham Norton, Alex Jones, Claudia Winkleman, Jo Whiley, Trevor Nelson, Lauren Laverne, Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo, Huw Stephens, Alice Levine and others.
Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music will all host live shows from the four cities bringing listeners the most memorable moments from the big headliners performing at each site to showcasing brand new talent on the BBC Music Introducing stage.
The BBC will also be streaming 120 hours of music with performances from all nine stages across all in HD, available to watch on BBC iPlayer on computers, mobiles, tablets and connected TVs, both live and on demand throughout the weekend and beyond.
Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio and Music, says: “No one does music like the BBC - across TV, radio and online we’re bringing the UK nations together to enjoy a musical celebration unprecedented in its scope, scale and range of artists.”