BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull


BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend (previously known as One Big Weekend, and for 2012 as Radio 1's Hackney Weekend) is a music festival run by BBC Radio 1. It is held once a year, in a different location within the United Kingdom each time. It is the biggest free ticketed music event in Europe and always includes a host of new artists.

The festival is a spin-off of Radio 1's 'One Big Sunday', where every Sunday during July and August, a different town would host the roadshow, usually next to a beach or in a large park. These were also free, but non-ticketed.

Both the 'One Big Sunday' and 'One Big Weekend' events are successors to the Radio 1 Roadshow which toured the country during every summer from 1973 until the 1990s.

Originally a 'One Big Weekend' would run twice a year. The Saturday was dedicated to dance music and the Sunday to bands. But since 2005, the dance day has been replaced by a second day of bands. In 2005, the dance music took place on a second stage on the Saturday only[1] and in 2006 it took place off site at a club on the Saturday night.[2] The 'Saturday' of dance music was effectively reinstated for the 2013 event in Northern Ireland, but with the day of dance being held on the Friday of the weekend.

The Big Weekend was replaced by a larger festival in 2012, named 'Radio 1's Hackney Weekend', with a crowd capacity of 50,000. The event took place over the weekend of 23–24 June 2012 in Hackney, East London.[3]

In 2013 the Big Weekend was, for the first time, a three-day event, and it was held in Derry, Northern Ireland. It was the first time that the Big Weekend had been held in the same city for a second time - having previously visited the city in April 2004. The 2015 Big Weekend location was revealed to be Norwich on Nick Grimshaw's Breakfast show on 23 January 2015. The event took place on 23 and 24 May 2015.[4] The 2016 Big Weekend location was Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter on 28 and 29 May. The 2017 Big Weekend location was Burton Constable Hall, near the city of Hull on 27 and 28 May.

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Katy Perry
bornOctober 25, 1984
Santa Barbara, California, United States
bornNovember 7, 1996
Kings of Leon
The Chainsmokers

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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl"—which sparked controversy for its sapphic themes—and "Hot n Cold" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away". The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse".

Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award, and been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music" (2011–2016). Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. She is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold 100 million records globally throughout her career. In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013.


Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).

The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaked in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot. After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States. The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was their first Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified platinum nine times. The band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010. Their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, was released on September 24, 2013. The seventh studio album, WALLS, was released on October 14, 2016.[1] The group has 12 Grammy Award nominations, including 4 wins.

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Burton Constable Hall
Burton Constable Hall is a large Elizabethan country house with 18th and 19th century interiors, and a fine 18th century cabinet of curiosities. The hall, a Grade I listed building, is set in a park designed by Capability Brown with an area of 300 acres (1.2 km2). It is located 3 miles (5 km) south-east of the village Skirlaugh, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-east of the city of Hull, and has been the home of the Constable family for over 400 years.

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See HAIM’s fiery set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival from this past weekend — watch
  –  May 30, 2017
This past weekend, a who’s who of the modern music scene descended upon Hull for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Full sets from Katy Perry, Lorde, Lana Del Ray, alt-J, London Grammar delighted the crowd, as did a fiery set from HAIM, who are set to drop ...
Watch Lana Del Rey's Stunning BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Performance
  –  May 30, 2017
BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend festivities played host to some of the biggest names this past weekend, including music’s woman of the hour, Lana Del Rey. The California songstress brought her radiant vibes to London as she played a medley of songs from her ...
Lana Del Rey’s Amazing Performance at Radio 1 Big Weekend
  –  May 30, 2017
Lana Del Rey performed at BBC Radio 1’s musical festival, Big Weekend. She performed five of her songs, which included ‘Cherry,’ ‘Lust for Life,’ ‘Cruel World,’ ‘Video Games,’ and ‘Off to the Races.’ This performance came after a ...
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017: Here's our round up of what went down
  –  May 29, 2017
LORDE Lorde performs on Day 1 of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017 (Picture: Jo Hale/FilmMagic) It’s too easy to forget that Lorde is still only 20 years old when you’re watching her on stage. The prodigious New Zealander performs with the confidence ...
Katy Perry Gets Racy Onstage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017
  –  May 29, 2017
Perry then got somber and dedicated an acoustic version of her song "Part of Me" to the victims of last week's Manchester attack. A suicide bomber had killed 22 people, including children, at the city's stadium after an Ariana Grandeconcert. "I think that ...
Man dies on shuttle bus to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
  –  May 29, 2017
Added the public broadcaster: "We ask for the patience and cooperation of anyone coming to the event on the weekend and that they allow extra time to pass through security". Katy Perry was the headliner on Saturday night and stopped mid-performance to ...
Rita Ora Debuts New Songs “Girls” & “Summer Love” at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017: Watch
  –  May 28, 2017
Rita Ora was one of the invited performers at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Festival this weekend. She performed this Sunday afternoon (May 28) and during her 30 minute set she didn’t just have time to deliver the first ever live performance of her AMAZING ...
Who is playing at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017? Full line-up and TV coverage for Hull festival
  –  May 28, 2017
It’s running from Saturday May 27 2017 to Sunday May 28 2017. In total, 50,000 free tickets for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Hull 2017 were released during the Radio 1 Breakfast Show at 9.10am on Monday 10 April. And 25,000 tickets were available for each ...
Music fan dies on bus going to Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull
  –  May 28, 2017
A 21-year-old man has died after falling ill on a bus going to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend music event in Hull. A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of the concertgoer, who died at Hull Royal Infirmary. He had been travelling from ...
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017 (Highlighted Performances)
  –  May 28, 2017
The 2017 Edition of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is held in Hull, Yorkshire on the 27th and 28 May. During first night we had to able to watch Katy Perry and Plan B headliner performances, with other acts including Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons and Lorde.
Lorde & Katy Perry Hit the Stage for BBC Radio 1's Music Festival in the UK!
  –  May 28, 2017
Lorde jams out on stage as she performs at the BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend Music Festival on Saturday (May 27) in Hull, England. During their sets, the ladies played some of their old hits as well as a couple new songs as well.
Tragedy as festivalgoer dies while travelling to Radio 1’s Big Weekend
  –  May 28, 2017
The crowd watch Zara Larsson perform during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable, Skirlaugh in Hull (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire) A festival goer has died on a shuttle bus to Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull. A 20-year ...
Hull crowd honours victims of the Manchester bombing with minute's silence at Radio 1s Big Weekend
  –  May 28, 2017
That to me is the most beautiful thing." Zara Larsson performs during BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall, Hull. She dedicated one of her songs to the victims of Monday's bombing in Manchester. The two-day festival, which has been hit by ...
Little Mix Rocks Radio 1’s Big Weekend
  –  May 28, 2017
Katy Perry wasn’t the only Pop purveyor who took to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend yesterday. Also on the line-up? Pop’s most cohesive girl group Little Mix who took to the stage to rock the event’s audience with a high-powered set filled to the brim ...
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Hull 2017: Line up, what time does it start and where to watch on TV?
  –  May 27, 2017
You can still get involved and watch the goings on, here’s what you need to know: So what is BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend? The annual festival, brought to you by BBC Radio 1 and... read more
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017
  –  May 25, 2017
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Katy Perry, Lorde and More Still Set to Perform at Big Weekend After Manchester Attack: 'We Don't Operate in Fear'
  –  May 24, 2017
Countless stars will still take the stage at BBC Radio 1’s annual Big ... this weekend following the horrific and deadly terror attack on an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday – albeit amid heavily increased security. The 2017 ...
BBC Introducing to showcase at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017
  –  May 11, 2017
Superfood, Declan McKenna and Cosima are among the new and emerging artists performing as part of a BBC Introducing showcase at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017. Taking place 27-28 May at Burton Constable Hall in Hull, the line up consists of local and ...
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend tickets made available today
  –  April 24, 2017
Fifty thousand free tickets to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in ... April 10th. The 14th Radio 1 Big Weekend is taking place in Hull to coincide with the UK City of Culture celebrations for 2017. Katy Perry, Little Mix, Stormzy and Kings of Leon will headline ...
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend tickets made available today
  –  April 23, 2017
Fans have shared their excitement online at securing tickets for the 2017 Big Weekend ... bigweekend think I might actually cry". Radio 1's Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1, the Radio 1 website and BBC iPlayer.
Full line-up confirmed for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull
  –  April 19, 2017
meaning that if you missed out on tickets, you're only way to get there now is to win them over various opportunities on BBC Radio 1. The full line-up for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 in Hull is:
Katy Perry to headline BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull
  –  March 16, 2017
Katy Perry is to headline BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull this May. She joins previously-confirmed acts Kings Of Leon, Stormzy and Little Mix at the two-day event, which takes place on May 27 and 28 in the UK’s City of Culture 2017. Sharing the news ...

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