Radio 1 Staging HUGE Online Music Festival This Weekend

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If you’re after some feel-good music festival summer vibes, then make sure you tune in to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend this Friday to Sunday.

The annual festival which usually tours around the UK, will be taking place remotely with more than 100 performances planned across five stages: the Radio 1 Stage, the Radio 1 Dance Stage, the Headliner Stage, the 1Xtra Stage and the BBC Music Introducing Stage.

You’ll be able to attend the festival from the comfort of your own home by tuning in to Radio 1 across the weekend, with full sets available on BBC Sounds.

The line-up for the Headliner and 1Xtra Stages at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend UK 2020 has been revealed, with archive performances from Rihanna, JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, One Direction and more added to the bill.


The Radio 1 Stage, the Radio 1 Dance Stage and the BBC Music Introducing Stage will feature all new performances recorded by artists from their own homes, including from Sam Smith, the Jonas Brothers, HAIM, Mabel, and more.

The Headliner Stage will feature some of the best headline sets from past Big Weekends, while the 1Xtra Stage will feature a mix of brand new and archive performances.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend line up

Headliner Stage

Archive performances from past Big Weekends

  • Billie Eilish (2019)
  • Bring Me The Horizon (2016)
  • Bruno Mars (2013)
  • Calvin Harris (2014)
  • Coldplay (2016)
  • Ed Sheeran (2018)
  • Florence + the Machine (2018)
  • Foo Fighters (2015)
  • JAY-Z (2012)
  • Katy Perry (2014)
  • Khalid (2019)
  • Kings Of Leon (2017)
  • Lady Gaga (2011)
  • Little Mix (2019)
  • Miley Cyrus (2019)
  • Mumford & Sons (2019)
  • Muse (2015)
  • One Direction (2014)
  • Rihanna (2012)
  • Shawn Mendes (2018)
  • Stormzy (2019)
  • The 1975 (2019)
  • Twenty One Pilots (2019)

1Xtra Stage

Brand new performances from:

  • Afro B
  • Mahalia
  • Ms Banks
  • Koffee

Archive performances from:

  • Aitch (2019)
  • Alicia Keys (2010)
  • AJ Tracey (2019)
  • A$AP Rocky (2013)
  • Dave (2019)
  • Dizzee Rascal (2013)
  • J Hus (2018)
  • Jorja Smith (2018)
  • Nas (2012)
  • Snoop Dogg (2015)
  • Stefflon Don (2018)
  • Stormzy (2017)

Each of the five stages 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.


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