Big Weekend 2020

Surviving lockdown: things to do at home!

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When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 22nd May 2020 to
Sun 24th May 2020

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Where:Online (see website)
Times:All weekend

About the event

Big Weekend 2020 is going ahead as planned (Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020), but with a twist: it’s a virtual festival. Radio 1 and the world’s biggest artists will be joining you remotely while you stay at home.

The likes of Sam Smith and Jonas Brothers will be performing from their homes and maybe even home studios – we can’t wait to see what these look like – and we’ll also be replaying the most memorable performances from Big Weekends gone by for you to listen to Radio 1 and BBC Sounds, and watch on BBC iPlayer.

Performances take place across five virtual stages: The Radio 1 Stage, the Radio 1 Dance Stage, the 1Xtra Stage, the BBC Music Introducing Stage, and last but not least the Headliner Stage, which will feature legendary performances from previous Big Weekends, including Katy Perry’s set at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow and Miley Cyrus’ stormer from Middlesbrough.

You’ll be able to tune in from home all weekend by listening to Radio 1 and BBC Sounds, and watching via BBC iPlayer. And seeing as we’re treating this as a proper festival, we’d recommend as a bare minimum that you set up a tent in your living room and wear a summer-ready bucket hat. Or an umbrella, depending on the forecast...

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