BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014


By Georgina Tewogbade

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend returns! This time to Scotland even bigger and better taking place in the city’s Glasgow Green between 24 and 25 May. 

Each year the biggest free ticketed music event lines up new and current artists set to dominate the radio. There will be live music on six different stages allowing you to choose which artists you want to see perform at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014.

Radio 1’s annual festival is returning to Scotland for the first time since 2006 and is expected to deliver yet another explosive weekend for over 60,000 music fans this time in Glasgow. One extra night has been added and will be dedicated to dance music on the 23 May.

The event is known to have many big music names to make an explosive line up announced by Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show. Rita Ora and singer Paolo Nutini are the first two artists to be confirmed for radio 1’s 2014 music event in Glasgow.

Luckily for all music fans there is no age limit for Radio 1’ Big weekend however under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older as well as Photo ID is required. Children under the age of two do not require a ticket.

In addition to this years big weekend the lead up to the event will see radio 1’s academy invite youth ages16-19 to a variety of classes and Q&A’s in the hope of inspiring and delivering a unique experience for those interested in Journalism, Business, Event Management, TV Production, New Media, Design from the 10 – 16 May before they experience Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

If you are unfortunate enough not to receive a ticket you’ll be able to catch up on all the action taking place on: The main stage, Dance Arena Stage, 1Xtra Stage, In New Music We Trust, DJ Stage and BBC Introducing Stage by watching online on or on BBC Three by pushing the red button.

The full line-up for this year’s event will be announced on Radio 1, for further ticketing details. Listeners will need to stay tuned to BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra during March for details.

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Subedited by Courtney Heron

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