BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend: Line-ups, Tickets and Where To Watch

By Dennis Minter

25 May 2024

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is back for another year of music, huge artists and entertainment, this time being hosted at Stockwood Park in Luton. Here’s everything you need to know about the iconic festival, including line-ups, recommendations and tickets.

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Who’s playing?

This year BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend features a whole host of superstar artists in what Breakfast Show host Greg James has called “The strongest line-up we’ve ever had”.

RAYE, Chase & Status, Mabel, Sabrina Carpenter, and Vampire Weekend all feature on the main stage across the weekend, with pop megastars Coldplay rounding off the festival with the final headline performance.

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Elsewhere in the festival Eric Prydz, Charli XCX, Diplo, and Bedbadoobee all headline the BBC 1 New Music Stage, with rising stars The Last Dinner Party and Alfie Templeman also featuring.

On the Radio 1 Dance stage, BBC mainstays such as Charlie Hedges, Danny Howard and Sarah Story all have performance slots, alongside the likes of Girls Dont Sync and Joy Anonymous

The BBC Introducing Stage also includes some incredible emerging talent, such as our top pick for Glastonbury NewDad, as well as Picture Parlour and Deeps.

Can I still get tickets to the Sunday show?

If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets in the initial sale, we’re afraid to say it’s unlikely you’ll be able to attend this year’s festival. Tickets sold out quickly this year, with BBC Radio 1 even running a ‘split or steal’ competition as a giveaway to lucky listeners.

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There are still many individual resellers who claim to be able to get you in, however BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend organisers have advised against buying through anywhere that is not the BBC’s official website.

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Where to watch

If you missed out this year, you can still watch all the action from the comfort of your own home, with the BBCs live coverage available across the weekend on Radio 1 featuring some of the biggest acts and behind the scenes footage here.

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