BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend has been Sent to Coventry

30 January 2018

The Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer

On BBC TV, radio, online and mobile across the entire weekend

The Biggest Weekend is taking place on the late May bank holiday weekend (25-28 May) over four sites in four nations across four days with over 175,000 tickets available to the public and will be the BBC’s biggest ever celebration of music across TV, radio, online and mobile.

There will be performances from the biggest and best-loved names in music celebrating the incredible breadth and diversity of live music on the BBC. Those confirmed for the line-up are:

  • Billy Ocean
  • Snow Patrol
  • Nigel Kennedy
  • Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

Plus lots more star-studded names still to come.

The Biggest Weekend is a truly unique event with concerts being hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC 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.

Tickets for The Biggest Weekend go on sale on Monday 12th 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 follow this link.

Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio and Music, said: “The Biggest Weekend is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime festival for everyone that loves music, whether they are at the venues in person or enjoying the whole spectacle of performances being streamed through iPlayer along with all our TV, radio and digital networks. Wherever you are in the country, you will be part of the biggest music event, with the widest selection of musical genres, the BBC has ever put on.”

Councillor George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council, said: “It’s fantastic news that Coventry has been chosen as the English city to be hosting BBC Music’s ‘The Biggest Weekend.’ We know the city has a brilliant reputation for delivering large, popular events and this weekend will be another wonderful addition to the city’s events programme for 2018. 

“To be one of their chosen four UK locations shows they have confidence in our ability to deliver successful events and with some high quality names already announced with more acts to follow, I’m sure people are already looking forward to the concerts in May. These really are exciting times for the city. Our national profile and reputation as a great city will only continue to grow as we build up to being UK City of Culture 2021.”


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