Radio 1's Big Weekend
|Country and Region||United Kingdom — England|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Carlisle, Cumbria, England UK|
Radio 1’s Big Weekend is the biggest free ticketed event in Europe. It’s the first British music festival of the year and always attracts big UK and worldwide artists. Each year the Big Weekend takes place in a different venue. The festival grew from the incredibly popular One Big Sundays—free open-air shows with top pop acts. When 100,000 people turned up to the Leicester show it was clear they were on to something good. So it became One Big Weekend, spanning two days. Held under Europe’s biggest tent (capacity 10,000 a day), it came to Manchester, Cardiff, Londonderry and Birmingham. And the crowds kept growing. In 2005 a second tent went up, taking numbers to 15,000. With a new name, Radio 1’s Big Weekend was born.
|Festival Dates||June 23 - 24, 2012|