BBC Music Festival.
The BBC is well known for it’s major events. One of those which stands out each year is the BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend, which brings a whole host of headliners and upcoming stars to a city across the UK. But it looks like the broadcasting corporation is going for it’s biggest event yet with the confirmation of the BBC Music Festival taking place in 2018.
Glastonbury is taking a gap year in 2018, an event which takes place every five to six years to stop excessive damage to the site. The last time that this took place was in 2012, when the BBC hosted the major Big Weekend in Hackney, London, coinciding with the London Olympics. And it looks like a new BBC Music Festival is on the cards to replace the mud-splattered Glastonbury in 2018. It also looks like the BBC are not holding back with what they have planned.
The Biggest Weekend (the BBC Music Festival’s name), has been scheduled to take place on the May Bank Holiday (25th – 28th) which is earlier than the usual Glastonbury dates. But the BBC have revealed that over 175,000 tickets will be made available to UK fans. The event will take place across the UK with events in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. However it has been made aware that this is a one off event and will not take place each year, however that could be subject to change. It is extremely exciting to see what is in store, however headliners will not be revealed for some time yet. And if you don’t fancy braving the elements, the option to catch up and watch or listen will be made available across the BBC’s outlets.