Watch Big Weekend Live!

The Big Weekend website looks a bit different this year. Find out more about how you can watch Radio 1's Big Weekend live.

What is changing?

We're launching a new live page for Radio 1's Big Weekend!

It’s designed to give you our best ever live music experience, combining a choice of live video and audio, event and artist information, the best from social media, and BBC Playlister, meaning you can enjoy the music wherever you are.

This is part of a BBC-wide plan to improve coverage of Britain's biggest social and cultural events, such as the World Cup and Commonwealth Games. 

What are the key features of the new page?

The live coverage section features live video content from different stages as well as the best TV and radio coverage from BBC Three and Radio 1.

The setlist section tells you which tracks an artist is performing and is linked to BBC Playlister, so you can add tracks and discover more music.

The live blog keeps you up-to-date with the latest from across the event, which artists you're currently watching, plus all the reaction on social. You can also see who's coming up on stage via the line up information.

Plus, catch up with the best performances and moments of the festival in the highlights section.

Alongside that, the page offers the following improvements:

  • Speed

The page updates quickly with no need to refresh your screen. 

  • Choice

The new layout will make it easier for you to discover and enjoy the content you want around an event in one place

  • Consistency 

We offer the same great content in a consistent user experience across mobiles, tablet and desktop on a single URL using responsive web technologies.

What events are being covered?

We're launching the new Live page for Radio's 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow, with live coverage from Friday night’s Main stage line up plus the Main, In New Music We Trust and BBC Introducing Stages on Saturday and Sunday.

Future Events

The live page will cover this summer’s biggest music festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, and Reading and Leeds.

What can I see this weekend?


We start off on Friday night from 5pm with our Live Blog getting you excited for the all the weekend's action.

You can watch the Main Stage live from 6pm to 11pm. 

**Saturday and Sunday**

The BBC Introducing stage kicks us off at 12.15, followed by Radio 1 TV starting just before 1pm. Main and INMWT stages then begin at 1pm and are live until the headliners end at 11pm.  

BBC Three starts at 7pm, and you'll also be able to watch Red Button highlights here from 5pm.

Join the conversation using #bigweekend, @radio1 and @bbcthree

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