About Radio 1's Big Weekend

Find out more about the biggest party of the year.

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is back for 2013. 

The festival always attracts the big names in UK and worldwide music, so if you want to see who you'll be listening to over the next year, then Radio 1's Big Weekend is for you.

This year all the activity will take place in Derry~Londonderry, with Ebrington Square hosting the biggest party of the summer.

This year's Big Weekend consists of three days of great music.

  • Friday 24 May sees the Main Stage focused on dance music and a second stage run by 1Xtra - the 1Xtra Arena


  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May will feature a star-studded Main Stage and In New Music We Trust Stage similar to previous events.

Doors will open around 3pm on Friday 24 May and around 12 noon on both Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 May.

The event finishes around midnight on Friday and around 11.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

You can see the full line-up here.

During the event, you'll be able to catch up on all the festivities on Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Three, Red Button and live here on the Radio 1's Big Weekend website.

Get ready for a spectacular celebration on the banks of the Foyle.