BBC Radio 1 has unveiled the line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend UK 2020, with Niall Horan, Jonas Brothers, Ellie Goulding, Aitch x AJ Tracey and Mabel among the latest artists to join the bill.
During the current crisis, we all know festivals IRL are off the cards but BBC Radio 1 is bringing Big Weekend to you. This year’s festival will take place remotely for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020), bringing the festival spirit to households around the country with over 50 brand new live sets recorded by artists from their own homes.
Talking about the festival, Niall said “Can’t wait to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend!! Expect a few of your favourites and some of my new ones, I’ll try and make it as good as it can get from home. I’ve played Big Weekend a few times but this one will be very different”.
Fans will be able to attend the festival from the comfort of their own homes: each stage will have its own page on BBC Sounds where listeners can catch full sets, while highlights will be made available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Tracks from all acts performing on the Radio 1 and 1Xtra stage will also be broadcast on Radio 1 and 1Xtra across the weekend. Set times for BBC Sounds will be released ahead of the event.