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Radio 1's Big Weekend – 5,000 more tickets released!

Due to unprecedented demand, BBC Radio 1 confirmed today that an extra 5,000 tickets will be added across the two days for Radio 1's Big Weekend.


The event takes place in Preston's Moor Park on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2007 and promises to be the biggest in Radio 1's history.


Application levels for Radio 1's Big Weekend have been the highest ever, with almost half a million people registering for free tickets to date.


The station has received such an overwhelming response that it has taken the decision to increase the amount of tickets, allowing as many people as possible to attend.


On Wednesday 9 May, Radio 1 will email entrants to advise if they have been successful or not. Tickets will then be mailed out by first-class post.


Jason Carter, Editor of Live Events, Radio 1, said: "Radio 1 is delighted to reveal we will be making the festival site bigger to give an additional 5,000 tickets across the two days to our audience.


"Listeners will still be incredibly lucky to win one of our golden tickets and they'll find out tomorrow if they have been successful or not.


"For all of those who don't win tickets, they can still be part of the action by listening on Radio 1, viewing on BBC TV and Red Button and going online. This year's multi-platform content is bigger and better than ever."


Notes to Editors


  • Each successful applicant will receive a pair of tickets for either Saturday or Sunday. Radio 1 will ensure the majority of tickets go to residents of Preston and the surrounding areas. To ensure a fair distribution of tickets in this region, Radio 1 will ask listeners to register their details and then will select entrants randomly based on postcode.

  • Radio 1's Big Weekend has its best line-up ever with acts including Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Kasabian, Mika, The Fratellis, Natasha Bedingfield, Bloc Party, Stereophonics, Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal and Groove Armada across three stages alongside Radio 1 DJs including Chris Moyles, Jo Whiley, Sara Cox, Vernon Kay, Fearne & Reggie, JK & Joel, Edith Bowman, Scott Mills, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.

  • A truly multi-platform event, Radio 1's Big Weekend will be broadcast on Radio 1 and be available to watch on BBC Two, BBC Three, red button and online at, bringing the audience unprecedented levels of content.

  • For more information on tickets go online at
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Broadcast Schedule


Radio 1


Saturday 19 May


4am-7am: Trophy Twins (live from BBC Manchester)
7am-10am: Fearne & Reggie (live from BBC Manchester)
10am-1pm: Vernon Kay (live from backstage)
1pm-4pm: Sara Cox (live from backstage)
4pm-7pm: JK & Joel (live from backstage)
7pm-9pm: Judge Jules (live from backstage)
9pm-midnight: Nihal (live from backstage)


Sunday 20 May


4am-7am: Trophy Twins (live from BBC Manchester)
7am-10am: Fearne & Reggie (live from BBC Manchester)
10am-1pm: Vernon Kay (live from backstage)
1pm-4pm: Sara Cox (live from backstage)
4pm-7pm: JK & Joel Chart (live from BBC Manchester)
7pm-9pm: Dave Pearce (live from backstage)
9pm-midnight: Scott Mills with Nihal (live from backstage)


BBC Three


Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May from 7 to 7.35pm and 11.30pm to 1am featuring live performances recorded earlier in the day presented by Zane Lowe and Edith Bowman.




Highlights show on Sunday 27 May at 11.45pm.


All live sets available to watch on-demand (every track from every artist), available for a week after the event.


Backstage videos, podcasts, vodcasts (video downloads), photos and diaries will be available.


Red button


  • Digital TV viewers can press the red button from BBC TV channels to watch Radio 1's Big Weekend.

  • Coverage of the performances from 3pm to 1.45am on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Highlights will be broadcast from 9.15am to 1.45am on Monday 20 May.

  • The only place you can see ALL live sets over the weekend.






Category: Radio 1
Date: 08.05.2007
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