As previously announced, 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
As previously announced, 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.
More amazing acts have just been announced, including HAIM, Sean Paul and YUNGBLUD on the Radio 1 Stage, and Disclosure, The Black Madonna and the legendary Armand Van Helden on the Radio 1 Dance Stage.
1. Listen on the radio
You’ll be able to follow all the action live on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Big Weekend kicks off on Radio 1 at 7pm on Friday night with huge tunes from the biggest names in electronic music on the Dance Stage. From 11am on Saturday morning join the Radio 1 and 1Xtra family as they recreate that festival feeling with Big Weekend performances new and old.
2. Find everything on Sounds
BBC Sounds will be bringing you a huge collection of full sets from the festival, as well as archive headline performances. Miss something on the radio or want to listen to an extended performance from your favourite artist? This is your go-place!
3. Watch sets on iPlayer
Across the weekend, we’ll have video highlights from some of the festival’s biggest stars on iPlayer, including Sam Smith, Blossoms, Niall Horan, Rita Ora and more from the Radio 1 Stage; Ms Banks, Koffee and Mahalia from the 1Xtra Stage; and Disclosure and Armand Van Helden from the Dance Stage. You’ll also be able to catch classic performances from the likes of Jay-Z, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Foo Fighters and more.
4. See highlights on YouTube
The Radio 1 YouTube will be hosting some of the biggest tracks from the course of the weekend. Hit that subscribe button and you won’t miss a thing!
5. Get involved on socials
Big Weekend UK 2020 may be a virtual festival, but we’re sure you’ll be recreating that festival feeling from the comfort of your home. Get involved with Radio 1 on Instagram and Twitter to let us know how you’re celebrating – it’s also the place for you to get the full backstage access!
22 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 24 (Sunday) 11:59 pm